What To Pack For A Hurricane

Clothing and Bedding:

  • Pack sturdy, non-absorbent clothing that can withstand rain and wind.
  • Include multiple sets of undergarments, socks, and shoes.
  • Consider packing a waterproof jacket and pants, as well as a hat and gloves.
  • Don’t forget swimwear and beachwear, in case the weather clears up.
  • Pack sleeping bags or blankets, sheets, and pillows.

Food and Water:

  • Pack non-perishable foods that don’t require refrigeration or cooking.
  • Choose foods that are high in energy and nutrition.
  • Pack canned goods, dry goods, and energy bars.
  • Include snacks and drinks, such as juices, sports drinks, and water.
  • If you have infants, pack formula, diapers, and wipes.

Medical Supplies:

  • Pack any prescription medications you take, along with a seven-day supply of over-the-counter drugs.
  • Include bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and other first aid supplies.
  • If you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes or asthma, pack extra supplies.

Electronics and Communication:

  • Pack a portable radio with extra batteries to stay informed about the storm and emergency updates.
  • Bring a flashlight with extra batteries, as well as candles and matches.
  • Consider packing a portable phone charger and a solar-powered charger.
  • If you have a laptop or tablet, pack it along with charging cords and extra batteries.

Other Essentials:

  • Pack a copy of your important documents, such as your ID, passport, insurance information, and birth certificates.
  • Include cash and credit cards, as well as a small amount of change.
  • Pack a first aid kit, toiletries, a multi-tool, and a whistle.
  • Don’t forget baby supplies, pet food, and any special items you may need.

Evacuation Go-Bag:

  • Prepare an evacuation go-bag that contains essential items you can grab quickly in case of an emergency.
  • Include food, water, clothing, medication, documents, and important belongings.
  • Keep the go-bag in a safe and easily accessible place.
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