Is Your Home Hurricane Prepared?
Have You Begun Hurricane Preparations?
Deacon Ed Rosenlieb our former Diocesan Disaster Coordinator created the following list of items for a hurricane prepardness kit. He begins with a list of items needed – at minimum – for an at-home supply kit:
- Two flashlights
- A battery operated radio
- Six extra sets of batteries
- A cooler and freezer packs to keep food cold
- Candles, matches, and lighter. Some of us have old kerosene lanterns to supplement the lighting need
- Fire extinguisher and a back-up box of baking soda.
- A two-week supply of prescription medicines
- For infants: two weeks of diapers, formula, bottles
- An updated medicine kit (aspirin, antacids, iodine, bandages, antibacterial ointment, insect repellant, scissors, tape)
- A first aid kit to include a first aid book.
- A tarp
- Towels (three per person)
- Camera with batteries
- Camp stove or grill with fuel or charcoal grill, charcoal and starter
- Kitchen utensils, old pans (for camp stove or grill), plastic knives, forks, and spoons, a hand can opener and bottle opener.
- Cell phone (with battery charger)
- 14 days worth of drinking water per person.
- Plan to fill your bath tubs with water for bathing and flushing needs
- A water purification kit (You can purchase at camping supply stores)
- 14 days worth of nonperishable foods in cans or sealed containers.
- A box of large plastic trash bags.
- A box of locking top, one gallon plastic bags. (handy for storing important papers and documents)
- Duct tape