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Checklist for your Hurricane Survival Kit

Hurricane Survival Kit
Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 12:58:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricanes can be dangerous no matter what strength they are, but being prepared can ensure you and your loved ones make it through the storm safe.

Chief Meterologist Casanova Nurse says its essential to prepare well before a storm threatens. 

We've put together a list of items to go in your hurricane survival kit:

Food and Water

  • Enough non-pershable packaged food for at least 3-7 days. Remember to get food for pets as well
  • One gallon of water per person per day (enough for at least 3-7 days) Remember to get water for pets as well
  • Baby food and formula
  • Crackers, dry bread sticks, pretzels, melba toast, rice and popcorn cakes, breakfast cereal, dry pasta, nutritional bars, bread (keep frozen until needed)
  • Canned or packaged tuna, chicken/turkey, meat, soup with beans or meat, sardines, beans, chili with meat or beans, ravioli/spaghetti, ham/pork, stew, Vienna sausage, peanut butter and nuts, and commercially prepared beef or turkey jerky
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit, applesauce, dried fruits (raisins, dates, apricots, etc.) and 100% fruit juice (not fruit drinks or punch)
  • Quick energy snacks such as trail mix, granola and fruit bars, cookies, hard candy, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags

Important Items

  •  First aid kit
  •  Flashlight (one per person with extra batteries for each person)
  •  Batteries
  •  Utility Knife
  •  Crank or battery operated radio
  • NOAA weather radio with an alert feature
  • portable digital television or digital antenna
  • Weatherproof matches
  • Approved gasoline containers for fuel storage
  • Cooking tools, charcoal and lighter fluid
  • Self-starting charcoal, sterno, or propane
  • Manual can opener
  • Paper or plastic cups, plates, and eating utensils
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Basic tool kit including hammer, nails, screwdriver, shovel and saw
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Disinfectant cleaning wipes
  • Baby supplies
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, wet wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Change of clothing including jacket and boots (at least one for each person) 
  • A set of blankets for each person
  • Fully charged cell phone with portable charges
  • Cash

Important Documents

  • Driver's License or Photo ID
  • Important Phone Numbers 
  • Home Video/Photos for Insurance
  • Extra Set of Car Keys
  • List of Important Family Information 

Important Health Items

  • Prescription medications (ideally one month supply)
  • Medical paperwork (insurance cards, prescriptions, known allergies etc.)
  • Pain relief and anti-diarrhea medications
  • Feminine hygiene products and birth control 
  • Vitamins
  • Food for special dietary needs

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