Disaster Preparedness Checklist:       

  • Important medical, family contact and insurance information
  • Water (2-week supply at home, 3-day supply if evacuating - 1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Food (2-week supply of nonperishable food at home, 3-day supply if evacuating)
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Battery powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Two-week supply of prescription medication & list including dosages and allergies
  • Mosquito repellant
  • First-Aid kit
  • Water purification kit (tablets, plain chlorine and iodine)
  • Pre-moistened swabs/towelettes
  • Antibacterial wipes and/or hand sanitizer
  • Walker, wheelchair, and other medical equipment (speak with medical equipment company prior to determine needs for battery or electricly powered devices and please remember to register with the power company if electricity is required for Oxygen or other special needs)


If you evacuate, also take:

  • Bedding
  • Extra clothing and shoes
  • Eyeglasses
  • Folding chair or cot
  • Extra hearing aid batteries
  • Walker, wheelchair, and other medical equipment
  • Important papers (in a waterproof container)
  • Driver's license
  • Special medical information
  • Medical insurance and Medicare cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Family and physician contact numbers
  • List of style and serial numbers of medical devices, i.e. pacemaker


Precious commodities before and after a storm:

  • Cash
  • Ice
  • Charcoal
  • Wooden Matches
  • Grill
  • Fill car's gas tank


To be better prepared, please download the printable checklist here.