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Before the Storm Arrives

Emergency Supply Checklist

  • Candles and matches
  • Bottled water, electrolyte drinks (e.g. Gatorade) and a cooler
  • First aid supplies and prescription medications
  • Protective clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • Sterno, charcoal and lighter fluid
  • Non-perishable food items and a manual can opener
  • Flashlight, battery-operated radio and a two-week supply of batteries
  • Hammer, nails, masking tape, plywood and plastic for quick repairs
  • Cash (ATMs may not be operating)

Things To Do

  • Store enough drinking water to last several days
  • Bring your pets inside
  • Clear your yard of any unsecured objects including bicycles, lawn furniture and trash cans
  • Keep your car fueled and ready to go — check the oil, water and battery
  • Have a map on hand
  • Leave your home if you are advised to evacuate
  • Monitor weather reports for updated information
  • Take insurance policies and a valid ID that shows your home address — you may need this to get back into your neighborhood
  • Board windows to reduce the risk of broken glass
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