Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least three days. Assemble these supplies which you might need in the case of an emergency. Store them in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack, duffle bag or covered trash containers.
Items listed with an * are needed primarly in the event of an evacuation.
A three-to-seven day supply of water, one gallon per person per day. Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers such as plastic bottles. Mark containers with storage date and replenish every six months.
A three-to-seven day supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
- Baby Food
- Cooking Tools & Fuel
- Food Supplements
- Paper Plates and Plastic Utensils
- Special Diets
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit that contains a two-week supply of your family’s prescription medications. A few of the supplies in a common first aid kit are bandages, antiseptic, tape, compress and non aspirin pain reliever. First Aid Kits can be purchase tax-free.
A portable battery-powered FM radio*, flashlights, batteries and other emergency tools.
Common Emergency Tools
- ABC rated fire extinguisher
- Battery-powered FM Radios. NOAA Weather Radio to warn you while you sleep
- Battery-powered Flashlights and radios.
One for each family member.
- Bleach or water purification tablets
One for food, another for getting ice.
- Extra Batteries
- Mosquito Repellent
- Sun screen (SPF 45 recommended)
Gas stations may run out of fuel, ice may not be available and bank ATMs may not have power.
With no power, banks may be closed, checks and credit cards unaccepted, and ATMs may not be operational.
Place copies of important documents in waterproof containers. Obtain photocopies of prescriptions from the pharmacy. Also, take note of the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Drivers License
- Medical History and Records
- Photocopies of Prescriptions
- Bank Account Numbers
- Social Security Card
- Property Inventories
- Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
- Pet Picture and License
Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children. FM radio with headphones*. Extra batteries for radio and games which require batteries.
A change of clothing, raingear and footwear.
One blanket or sleeping bag per person.
Make sure you gather all your portable FM radios from the drawers, garage and elsewhere. Replace the batteries and make sure they are in good working order.
Z88.3 FM® will be here for you before the storm to give you the latest storm track information with no hype.
During the storm we will be here with Weather Warnings First® to help you keep your family safe. (Our transmitting and studio facilities are harden and have redundant transmitters and diesel generators so we can be here and reliable for you in these times.)
After the storm, we will be with you to give your family the latest relief information even when the power is out, cell phones and internet are down, not to mention providing great comfort!
Battery powered FM radios are generally very efficient and will play for hours and hours before needing another set of batteries. Having spare radios with fresh batteries for different family members to keep them entertained and/or in different rooms to be handy is wonderful good idea.