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Storm Kit

Prepare for the next storm by having a Storm Kit ready to go! Here are a few recommended items to have on hand:

  • 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
  • Keys
  • 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

Optional items:

  • Garbage bags and sanitizing towels
  • Whistles
  • 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 natural disasters at Ready.gov.

Click HERE to learn more about preparing for blackouts at Ready.gov.

Click HERE  and HERE to watch videos from Ready.gov about preparing for stormy weather and power outages.  

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.

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