Hurricane-Ready: Must-have supplies

Hurricane-Ready: Must-have supplies (Image 1)

The following is a list of must-have supplies. While not exhaustive, it is designed to provide you with critical items to have ready in the event of a hurricane.

  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Drinking Water  (at least a 7-day supply; 1 gallon per person per day)
  • Prescription Medicine (2-week supply)
  • Two Ice Chests w/Ice (one for ice, one for food)
  • Baby Supplies (diapers, wipes, baby food/formula)
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Flashlights / Lanterns
  • Battery-operated Radio and Clock (TV if available)
  • Spare Batteries (2 spare sets for each device)
  • Toilet paper and hygeine items
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bleach for Sterilization (unscented with Hypochlorite the only active ingredient)
  • Iodine or Water Purification Tablets
  • Disposable Plates, Glasses and Utensils
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Disinfectant
  • Soap, Hand Sanitizer and Dish Detergent
  • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen
  • Corded, non-electric phone
  • Camera and Film
  • Books, Magazines, Toys
  • Plastic Sheeting / Tarp
  • Duct or Masking Tape
  • Nails, Rope, Lumber, Tools
  • Rain Gear
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fuel for Generators and Cars
  • Propane Gas (for grills)
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid
  • Waterproof Matches



  • Canned Meat
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned Soups and Chili
  • Dried Foods
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Cereal
  • Crackers and Cookies
  • Coffee, Tea or Drink Boxes
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Pudding
  • Powdered Milk
  • Evaporated Milk or Parmalat Milk provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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