Essential Hurricane Preparedness Supplies + Printable Checklist

Aug 21, 2018

Essential Hurricane Preparedness Supplies

Disasters can strike anytime and anywhere, often without warning. Do you know the important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies, including hurricane preparedness? 

Remember, it doesn’t take a major hurricane to cause major impact to an area! Here’s how you can prepare for the worst.  

Essential Hurricane Preparedness Supplies 

  • 3 days of non-perishable water and food that doesn’t need electricity to prepare. At least 1 gallon of water per person per day (for drinking and hygiene). 
  • Emergency supply kit should include a first-aid kit, glasses or contact lenses, a written list of prescriptions and allergies + the prescribing doctors, a week’s supply of medications, plus pet information and supplies. 
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members. 
  • A battery – powered radio with extra batteries. 
  • Credit cards and cash. 
  • Extra set of car keys. 
  • Flashlights, blanket, shovel, flares. 

In addition to those essential supplies for hurricane preparedness, your family should have a written emergency plan in place. Along with the plan, make sure to keep the written contact information with you at all times. Such list should include a contact number for your workplace, school, doctors, vet, insurance and out of town family or friends.  

Click Here to Print the Emergency Preparedness Checklist 

Monitor the Hurricane Tracker here.

For power outages information or the latest updates on possible hurricane threats in your area, visit Delaware Emergency Management Agency online. 

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