Hurricane Preparation Checklist

With the hurricane activity gearing up in the Atlantic Ocean, it’s vital to be fully prepared for any type of severe weather a hurricane can bring to your area. Follow these guidelines to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe this hurricane season.

Supplies:

  • Battery-powered or hand crank NOAA radio
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Personal Sanitization Supplies (hand sanitizer and moist toilettes)
  • One week’s supply of prescription meds

Nourishment:

  • 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days
  • Have food for several days that:
    • You will actually eat
    • Won’t spoil quickly

Saving Documents:

  • Seal important documents in a waterproof bag or container
  • Such documents could be insurance policies, bank records
  • Seal them before the storm hits

Plan of Action:

  • Know if you’re in an evacuation zone
  • Plan a route beforehand so you can get out quickly
  • Know if you are in an area at risk for storm surge flooding

Hurricanes are a strong force of nature that should not be taken lightly. Be knowledgeable and prepared for one if it happens to cross paths with your region.


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22 Comments


  1. I have been watching suggestions for disaster kits for years and none of them mention: Underwear and Shoes!! Certainly you can add several pairs of underwear and a pair of sneakers or surf shoes for each member of your party into a disaster kit. Underwear contributes to comfort and well-being, and shoes, (even if soaking wet), help you avoid potential problems with cuts and bites and possible infection. I was astounded at the number of people without shoes in the recent rescues from Hurricane Harvey. Please consider adding underwear and shoes to your disaster kit!

  2. Lived in Charleston during Hugo. My advice get out now before it becomes a crisis. Or no supplies are available. Gas stations are out of gas and you are trapped.

  3. im in dunnellon fl and its heading just north of me were going to get high winds and lots of rain

  4. Getting ready for this tropical storm (TS9) Just went out shopping for essentials. I live in a manufactured home, with a lot of trees on my property. I have only lived here 2 years, and do not know anyone here, which makes me a little nervous about this storm coming.

  5. I live on Panama City Beach, Florida.🌴
    I love the weather channel, especially during HURRICANE SEASON! It pays to be aware and to be prepared. I live three blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, and across the street from Grand Lagoon! My sons think I’m obsessed with watching The Weather Channel…I just enjoy watching it!!! Weather fascinates me!!!

  6. I live in louisiana and I guess we need to prepare waiting to hear more updates from hurricane hunters and our south doesn’t need anymore rain 😕

  7. I stay in Warren tx I keep eye out on hurricane season even on Facebook looks like a hurricane coming to visit us this is going to be fun