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Your Hurricane Survival Kits

The following are essential items you will need to better prepare for the hurricane season.

 

Survival Kit 1: Water

  • Store water in plastic containers. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as glass bottles.
  • Store one gallon of water per person per day.
  • Keep at least a seven-day supply of water for each person in your household. Do not forget water for your pets. They are also members of your family, if you have any.

Survival Kit 2: Food

Store at least a seven-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation of cooking and little or no water. These types of foods include:

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
  • Canned juices
  • Crackers
  • Jams

Survival Kit 3: First-Aid Kit

A first-aid kit should include:

  • Adhesive bandages in all sizes
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • A small pair of scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Assorted safety pins
  • A supply of prescription medication, if you are taking any
  • A supply of non-prescription medications such as over-the-counter painkillers
  • Alcohol
  • Cotton

Survival Kit 4: Tools and Supplies

  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • Candles
  • Lanterns (Home Sweet Home lamps)
  • Flash lights, one per person, with extra batteries for each
  • Cash
  • Can opener
  • Utility knife
  • Plastic sheeting to protect valuable documents, etc.

Survival Kit 5: Sanitation

  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Plastic bucket with a tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household bleach

Survival Kit 6: Clothing and Bedding

  • Include at least three complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Sturdy shoes or workboots.
  • Rain gear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

 

Adapted from the Caribbean Disaster Readiness Manual, 1997-2007

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