Assemble Disaster Supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of one week. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. Many of us have cell phones, and they all run on batteries. You’re going to need a portable, crank or solar powered USB charger.

5 Things to know About Getting Your Hurricane Supplies

  1. Food/Water

    Get supplies well in advance, enough for each person for at least one week.

  2. Medicine/First-Aid

    Have 30 days of medicines and medical supplies. Fill prescriptions before the storm.

  3. Communications

    Have extra batteries or portable chargers for your cell phones and batteries for your radios.

  4. Gas

    Fill up your car or a gas can beforehand. If the power goes out, you will be unable to pump gas.

  5. Money

    Have cash on hand. With no electricity, ATMs and credit cards will not work.