Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

The Hurricane Preparedness Checklist is an essential guide for those living in areas affected by hurricanes. It includes important steps to take before, during, and after a hurricane. Before a hurricane, it is important to develop an evacuation plan, secure your home, and assemble an emergency kit. During a hurricane, it is important to stay informed, follow evacuation orders, and heeding warnings about dangerous conditions. After a hurricane, it is important to be aware of the potential for flooding, stay alert for downed power lines, and be aware of hazardous materials. The checklist also includes information on how to contact family and friends, how to care for pets, and how to minimize damage. Taking a few minutes to prepare ahead of time can make all the difference in an emergency.

  • Prepare an emergency supply kit
    • Flashlight.
    • Batteries.
    • Portable radio.
    • First aid kit.
    • Non perishable food items.
    • Bottled water.
    • Medications.
    • Cash.
    • Important documents.
  • Make a plan
    • Decide on an evacuation route.
    • Know where to go for shelter.
    • Choose an out of town contact to call or text.
    • Make sure everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
  • Stay informed
    • Sign up for weather alerts.
    • Follow local news outlets.
    • Monitor the National Hurricane Center.
  • Secure your home
    • Trim trees and remove debris.
    • Install storm shutters.
    • Secure outdoor furniture and items.
    • Store important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Prepare your car
    • Check the oil and tires.
    • Fill the gas tank.
    • Pack a spare tire and jack.
    • Store an emergency kit in the car.
  • Have an evacuation plan
    • Know when and where to go in the event of an evacuation.
    • Have a plan for pets and livestock.
    • Keep important documents and supplies in a waterproof bag.
    • Have a plan for your family members with special needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long should I prepare for a hurricane?

    You should plan for a hurricane at least a week in advance. Make sure to have a plan for evacuation and supplies gathered.

  • What should I do with my pets during a hurricane?

    Make sure to have a plan for your pets ahead of time. Have an emergency kit ready for them, including food, water, any medications they may need, a leash, and a crate.

  • What should I have in my hurricane preparedness kit?

    Your kit should include non-perishable food, bottled water, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-powered radio, and any important documents in a waterproof container.