- Water—fill bathtubs and containers with water for washing and flushing. Stock up on bottled water for drinking.
- Food—at least enough for 3 to 7 days. Stock up on non-perishable food, juices, and snacks....
- Non-electric can opener, cooking tools, paper plates and plastic utensils.
- Blankets, pillows, and seasonal clothing
- First aid kit and any necessary over-the-counter or prescription medications.
- Special items for infants or the elderly.
- Toiletries, hygiene items, moisture wipes.
- Flashlights and batteries.
- Radio and clock (battery operated). Consider getting a weather radio.
- Telephone—fully charged mobile phone with extra batteries, mobile charger, and a traditional (NOT cordless) landline phone .
- Emergency numbers
- Cash and credit cards
- Important documents—in waterproof container. These could include insurance cards, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security cards, etc. Keep a second set of copied documents in another safe place that you could access.
- Tools—duct tape, screw drivers, safety goggles, etc.
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
- Garbage bags and sanitizing towels
- Entertainment items (books and games for children)
Click HERE to view a downloadable Be Storm Smart storm kit checklist for you and your family to use to prepare for the next storm.
Click HERE to view a downloadable Be Storm Smart brochure and learn what to do before, during and after a storm event.
Click HERE to learn more about preparing for blackouts at Ready.gov.
Click HERE to watch a video from Ready.gov about preparing your family for potential disasters.
Click HERE to learn more about preparing your family for potential disasters at Ready.gov.
Click HERE to view a downloadable checklist from FEMA for preparing an emergency supply kit.
Click HERE to watch a video about preparing for a tornado from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.