Other Kits


Keep an emergency suitcase / “go-kit” ready at all times that you can take with you in the event of an evacuation. Keep important documents sealed in an airtight container. Consider the needs of the person carrying the kit. Plan this in advance at the start of hurricane season each year and involve your children in creating their own kit in order to help them feel more comfortable with it.

  • Prescription drugs
  • Extra cash
  • Essential personal items
  • Rain gear (clothing and shoes)
  • Change of clothing (plan for two weeks)
  • Blankets and pillows
  • toiletries
  • dentures
  • hearing aids
  • eye glasses
  • Battery-powered, solar or hand-cranked radio / NOAA Alert radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Toys/books/activities for kids


  • Pets should have proper ID (microchip, collar with tag, tattoo) including name, address and phone number
  • Up-to-date veterinarian records (vaccinations, medical history, any existing medical conditions with prescriptions, proof of ownership, current photos)
    • Updating your pets’ vaccines during an emergency could prove challenging, so plan ahead.
  • One-month supply of medications
  • Flea & tick prevention/treatments
  • Two-week supply of food and water (remember the can opener!)
  • Toys, treats and blankets to comfort animal
  • Proper leash & collar per pet
  • Appropriate pet carrier per pet
  • One-month supply of litter medium with pan & scoop

Two-week supply of food/drink

Maintain a two-week supply of food and drink for each person. Keep it as a part of your preparedness kit. Include the following items:

  • When possible, use a cooler, but plan for no refrigeration
  • Water (One gallon per person – per day)
  • Special dietary needs items
  • Small containers of canned meats, fruits, soups, etc.
  • Dry cereal and crackers
  • Granola/cereal/protein bars, nuts, peanut butter
  • Bread
  • Canned or bottled juices
  • Dry or non-refrigerated milk and baby food or formula (if applicable)
  • Pet food

More information can be found in Our Hurricane Guide Below.