Hurricane Season preparation

St Johns County Emergency Management reported to Historic City News that you and your family will better cope during this year’s hurricane season, June 1- November 30, by preparing for disaster before it strikes.

One way to be prepared is by assembling a Disaster Supply Kit. Once disaster strikes, it is too late to shop or search for supplies.

If you have gathered supplies in advance, you and your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

Prepare in advance for a hurricane at home:

  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Drinking Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Cash | Credit Cards
  • Flashlight | Batteries
  • Battery Operated Radio
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Extra Baby Supplies
  • Games | Books
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Phone | Non-Portable
  • Fill Tub with Water for Sanitation
  • Porta-Pot | Well Water Users
  • Shelter and provisions for your pets

If you must evacuate your home, you’ll need essentials on the road.

Prepare ahead for the trip:

  • Cash | Credit Cards
  • Important Documents
  • Road Maps
  • Jumper Cables
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Flashlight | Batteries
  • Battery Operated Radio
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Blankets | Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra Baby Supplies
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Drinking Water
  • Games | Books
  • Travel carrier, treats, and water for your pets

And, if you are going to a shelter, you’ll need to pack these items:

  • 3-Day Supply of Water
  • 3-Day Supply of Non-Perishable Foods
  • Medications | Specialized Supplies
  • Diabetic’s on Insulin | Small Cooler for Insulin
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight | Batteries
  • Pillows | Blankets
  • Sleeping Bag | Egg Crate Mattress
  • Cot | Lawn Chair
  • Important Papers | Identification
  • Extra Clothing
  • Books | Magazines | Cards, etc.
  • Caregiver – If you have Special Needs
  • Verify before you arrive that your shelter allows personal pets
  • If your shelter allows pets, take a sturdy approved carrier, treats and extra water

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