What to Put in Your Emergency Hurricane Kit

When the threat of a hurricane requires you to stay at home or evacuate, it is essential to have an emergency hurricane kit on hand. It’s always easy to push this type of planning off. However, speaking from experience, when a hurricane is here, you’ll want to focus on your family and staying safe rather than scrambling to gather food, supplies, and paperwork. The list below can be used to help your family prepare an emergency hurricane kit.

Emergency Hurricane Kit (Minimum of a 3-Day supply of everything)

  • First-Aid kit
  • Daily medications
  • Batteries for any portable medical device (i.e. hearing aids)
  • Weather resistant flashlights/lanterns for each member of your family
  • Weather radio 
  • Cash in small bills
  • Food that can be stored and eaten without refrigeration or cooking
  • Manually operated can opener
  • One gallon of water per person, per day
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Disposable dishes and utensils
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Clothing
  • Battery operated fans
  • Portable generator
  • Gas for generator or gas grill
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Femanine supplies
  • Baby essentials
  • Pet food (if applicable)
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Portable backpack
  • Face masks
  • Metal whistle on lanyard 
  • LED Safety Signal
  • Ponchos for all members of your family
  • A deck of cards or other small games

Important Family Documents

In addition to your emergency hurricane kit, it’s a good idea to make sure you know where your family’s important paperwork is located. We’re talking about insurance policies, deeds, passports, medical records, and an inventory of your valuable belongings, to start.

Once you have all your paperwork gathered, consider digitizing your documents so they can be easily accessed any time and from anywhere (and safe from potential water damage). POM Vault is a perfect solution providing you customizable lockboxes in your own personal vault on a private cloud. Learn more about POM Vault now!

Be Prepared for an Emergency

In an emergency, remember to watch your local news and follow emergency protocols and websites like the CDC and Red Cross. Knowing if you are in an evacuation zone is also very important. Stay safe during hurricane season, and if you’re not already, get prepared!

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