◘ Inventory your home possessions and review your insurance policies.

◘ Charge your cell phone & devices

◘ Assess your home for vulnerable areas; roof, windows, garage door, landscaping.

◘ Cash or traveler’s checks.

◘ Fill up your car’s gas tank.

◘ Emergency contact phone numbers.

◘ Fire extinguisher.

◘ Clean containers to store drinking water (1 gallon per person per day)

◘ 3-day supply of food (canned and dried goods are best)

◘ Manual can opener.

◘ Hand tools: hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers, handsaw, screwdrivers.

◘ Electric drill with screwdriver bits to install bolts for window protection.

◘ Unscented household bleach to purify water ( 8 drops per gallon of water)

◘ Soap and plastic container

◘ At least one flashlight per person with spare batteries.

◘ Spare batteries for other needs.

◘ Battery-operated radio with weather band.

◘ First-aid kit: bandages, gauze, scissors, petroleum jelly, antiseptic spray, hydrogen peroxide, antacids, aspirin, thermometer, rubbing alcohol.

◘ Extra prescription medicine.

◘ Copies of important documents.

◘ Matches (wooden ones are best)

◘ Disposable eating utensils and plates.

◘ Hygiene and personal care items.

◘ Whistle or air horn.

◘ Gas grill or Sterno stove with extra fuel (Do not take gas grills indoors)

◘ Large trash bags / 100 feet of rope or cord.

◘ Tarp, canvas or anything for a roof repair.