Hurricane Supply List

General Hurricane Supply List

Have a two week supply of each item for every person in your home.


18 1/2 gallons of water per person (1/2 gallon for drinking, 2 gallons for bathing)
Store water in clean plastic containers


Purchase foods that require no refrigeration and little preparation, such as:
Ready-to-eat canned food
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
Snacks: cookies, cereals, etc.
Soft drinks, instant coffee, tea
Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)

For Baby

Formula, bottles, powdered milk, jarred baby foods
Diapers, moist towelettes and special medications

For Pets

Newspapers or cat litter
Moist canned foods (to preserve water)
Plastic sheets to cover floor of pet’s room


First Aid Kit
Rubbing alcohol
Aspirin, non-aspirin reliever, antacid
Extra prescription medication (especially for heart problems and diabetes)
Ask you your physician how to store prescription medication

Personal Items

Toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo
Personal and feminine hygiene products
Denture needs, contact lenses and an extra pair of eyeglasses
Sun protection, insect repellent

Other Supplies

Battery-operated radio, flashlights, non-electric can opener, extra batteries
Charcoal, waterproof matches, extra propane gas for grills (use grills outside only)
ABC-rated fire extinguisher in a small canister
Portable cooler
Plenty of absorbent towels, plastic trash bags
Wind-up or battery operated clock
Tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, hammer and nails for temporary roof repairs
Cleaning supplies such as chlorine bleach
Aluminum foil, paper napkins and plates, plastic cups
Can of spray paint (can be used to identify your home by insurance adjusters in case it’s damaged)
At least one change of clothing per person, sturdy shoes, hat and work gloves
Pillows and blankets or sleeping bags