Build A Kit

Keep a preparedness kit at your home at all times with the following suggested items in it. Some of these items will be needed to secure your home, some you will take with you when you evacuate, and others will be needed once the storm has passed and you are allowed to re-occupy your home. Include items based on your own needs.

  • Battery powered Radio/TV/Fan/Flashlight(s)
  • Batteries
  • Can opener
  • Matches or lighter
  • Two-week food-drink supply
  • Prescription medicines (a month’s supply)
  • Baby diapers/incontinent pads (if applicable)
  • First-aid kit
  • Spare keys to home and vehicles
  • Tools (hammer, screw driver,pliers, and nails)
  • Map of the city, county and state (Paper copies)
  • Toiletries
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Zip lock bags
  • Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, eating utensils
  • Toilet Paper
  • Emergency cooking facilities
  • Sternos
  • Propane for gas BBQ grills
  • Lantern
  • Fuel (stored in an approved container outside)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Bleach (without lemon or any other additives)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Blanket and pillows
  • Mosquito/insect repellent and killer
  • Sunscreen
  • Other: rope, an inflatable raft, life preservers, a tarp, sleeping bags and blankets, duct tape, and mosquito netting.

WATERPROOF BAG OR BOX FOR ALL IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

  • Proof of residency/business
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance policy
  • Utility bill
  • Birth/marriage certificate
  • Bank account information
  • Mortgages
  • Copies of prescriptions
  • Phone numbers of family, friends, physician, pharmacy, caregiver and business/employer contacts
  • Property photos

For other kits including, children, seniors, and pets click here