Home Supply Kit

You should have some basic supplies at home during the June – November hurricane season.  We recommend you keep them in a separate hurricane kit, so they are easy to find when you need them.  The kit should include such items as:

  • Water-at least one gallon per person per day for three days

  • Nonperishable food- sufficient for the entire family for one week

  • First aid kit

  • Medical needs (extra prescription medicines, extra oxygen cylinders, spare batteries for ventilators, wheelchairs, etc.)

  • Battery-operated radio

  • Blankets and pillows

  • Manual can opener

  • Portable cooler

  • Plain bleach

  • Mosquito repellant

  • Hard-wired phone; not cordless/electric phone

  • Extra cash

  • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs

  • Garbage bags (blue Plantation bags and regular lawn bags) and plastic ties

  • Hygiene products

  • Identification

  • Moist towelettes and several towels

  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape

  • Special supplies for infants including diapers and formula

  • Special supplies for pets including pet food and proof of vaccinations

  • Crayons, coloring books and small toys for kids

  • Toilet paper & paper towels

  • Disposable plates, glasses, utensils

  • Tools, utility knife and work gloves

  • Pens, pencils and writing paper

  • Photos of valuables

  • Copies of insurance documents, personal ID, credit card and bank account numbers placed in sealed plastic bags

  • Other items specific to your family