Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation.
Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable items.
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
Flashlight and extra batteries.
What do you need to be prepared for a hurricane?
Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies. Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power.
What should you stock up on before a hurricane?
The 11 most crucial items to stock up on before a storm
- Bottled water. Image: junpinzon/Associated Press.
- Ready-to-eat canned foods. Campers know that canned food with a long shelf life is key.
- Instant coffee and tea bags.
- Pantry staples.
- High-energy foods.
- Chocolate bars and hard candy.
- Pet food.
- Specialty food for infants or the elderly.
How do you prepare your home for a hurricane?
Here are nine affordable ways to start prepping your home for a major storm.
- Install surge protection.
- Cover your air conditioner.
- Stock up on plywood.
- Seal windows & doors.
- Remove area debris.
- Clean out your gutters & drains.
- Check your sump pump.
- Check for foundation cracks.