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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Survival Kit Checklist

This is the essentials you should have. You can also download a checklist to help you prepare. CLICK HERE to read more.

Store Food

Have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food as well as a manual can opener. | CLICK HERE for tips on building your storm pantry.

Have Supplies Handy

Keep a stocked first aid kit along with matches, flashlight, batteries, and a whistle to signal for help.

Keep Records Safe

Have copies of insurance policies, bank accounts and proper identification / immunization records / medications in a waterproof, portable container.

Ensure Enough Water

Store a three to seven-day supply of one gallon of drinking water per person, per day. Additional water may be necessary for those with special needs such as infants, children, seniors, ill family members, and pets.

Store Water Before Disaster

Storing water before a tropical storm or hurricane is important because of the possibility of contamination. When electricity is lost, the ability of the water treatment plants to keep adequate pressure and storage volume in the lines may be affected.

Use Water Sparingly

If water pressure is low or service has been interrupted, flush toilets as little as possible and discontinue all unnecessary outside water use.

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Programming weather radios

CLICK HERE to learn how to program the HH54 Weather Radio

CLICK HERE to learn how to program the WR120 Weather Radio

CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE to learn more about Midland Weather Radio

Hurricane mobile apps

iMap Weather Radio | iOS

With this app, you will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go. Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. | CLICK HERE to download


Hurricane Hound | Android

Hurricane tracking on a Google Maps background. Shows the tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes tropical storms. Also highlights areas the National Weather Service (NWS) is watching for possible development. Covers the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins. | CLICK HERE to download


FEMA app | iOS, Android

The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations, shelters, and more. | CLICK HERE to download iOS version | CLICK HERE to download Android version


First Aid by American Red Cross | iOS, Android

Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid. | CLICK HERE to download iOS version | CLICK HERE to download Android version

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