◘ 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.