Archive for June, 2017

hurricane

Do you have your hurricane kit up-to-date? It’s hurricane season on the coast of Texas and that means it’s time to check your supplies.

Make sure your hurricane kit includes:

·        Flashlights & extra bulbs

·        Battery-operated radio

·        Battery-operated lanterns

·        Batteries (in different sizes!)

·        Matches

·        First aid kit

·        Duct tape

·        Rain gear

·        Clock (wind-up or battery-powered)

·        Plastic garbage bags

·        Fire extinguisher

·        Scissors

·        Can Opener

·        Clean clothes

·        Extra blankets

·        Heavy gloves

 FOOD AND WATER

Pack enough non-perishable food for each person for 3-7 days.

·        Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day)

·        Bottled juice

Two coolers: One for drinks & one for food

·        Canned foods

·        Manual can opener

HOUSE CHECKLIST

·        Remove outdoor items

·        Trim dead branches from trees

·        Board up windows

·        Fill gas tanks and extra containers

·        Get extra cash

·        Move furniture away from windows

·        Store important documents in waterproof containers

·        Extra supply of medicines

MEDICAL NEEDS

·        Medic-alert tags

·        Insect repellent sprays

·        Feminine hygiene items

·        Sunscreen

·        Soap

·        First aid kit

·        Prescription medication

·        Over-the-counter medication

·        Children’s medicine

·        Bandages

·        Adhesive tape

·        Antiseptic solution

·        Thermometer

·        Tweezers

PET CHECKLIST

Your pet needs more than a bag of food in a storm.

·        Water for your pet for 3-7 days

·        Non-perishable food

·        Crate/carrier/tank

·        Leash (non-extendable)

·        Collar and/or harness

·        Favorite Toy

·        Blanket or pillow

·        Clean litter box

·        Updated shots and medical records

·        Microchip with up-to-date contact info

·        Any medications

·        Calming aids

·        Tags

·        Puppy training pads

·        Heartworm preventatives

·        Rain gear

In addition to having enough supplies to last 3 to 7 days, be sure to confirm your emergency contact plan for your friends and family.Be aware of your most likely evacuation route and emergency shelter.  If you get separated, where will you meet? Does everyone in the family know how to find each other if cell phone service is down? Don’t leave these important questions to chance.

For more information on planning for a hurricane, visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website.