Prepare Your Home

Hurricane Prep Checklist

Build your Hurricane Supply Kit:

Three-day supply (minimum) of food and water, consisting of non-perishable items and one gallon of water per person per day

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio


First-aid kit and medications

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone chargers

Extra batteries

Before a Storm:

Board up your windows or close storm shutters

Trim the trees and shrubs around your home

Clear loose and clogged downspouts and rain gutters

Perform an inventory of home contents (electronics, jewelry, appliances, clothing, etc.) and store in safe place

Take detailed photos or videos of your personal property both inside and outside your home and store in a safe place

Secure or remove all items outside your home (grill, hanging plants, patio furniture, etc.)

Tie down small or young trees to prevent uprooting

Store all important documents (insurance papers, etc.) in a waterproof container

Check your hurricane kit for essential items

Turn off propane tanks

Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water for sanitary purposes (cleaning, flushing toilets, etc.)


Download Hurricane Season Checklist