How to Create a Hurricane Safety Checklist

With all the devastation from the recent hurricanes, it’s more clear than ever that being prepared for such powerful storms is critically important. Creating a hurricane safety checklist and making sure you have all the items listed on it can keep you and your family safe during the next hurricane.

Hurricane Checklist

  • Water – A three-day supply for each person (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food – Three days’ worth of non-perishable and easy to prepare food per person per day
  • Flashlight
  • Hand-crank or battery-powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Copies of personal documents – ID, passport, birth certificate, proof of address, insurance information
  • Emergency contact information – Family and friends, doctor, etc.
  • Emergency blanket
  • Pet supplies – Food, collar, leash, carrier, etc.
  • Extra clothing – Sturdy shoes, hat, jacket, umbrella
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Personal hygiene items – Toilet paper, feminine supplies, deodorant, soap

First Aid Kit

  • Activated charcoal
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Cold pack
  • Conforming roller gauze bandage
  • CPR breathing barrier
  • Germicidal hand wipes or waterless hand sanitizer
  • Medical grade non-latex gloves
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever
  • Prescription medications (seven-day supply)
  • Scissors
  • Sterile dressing
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Triangular bandages
  • Tweezers


Of course, you should customize your hurricane safety checklist to meet the specific needs of your family. If you have a baby or small child you’ll need some extra items, and some older adults may need some additional supplies as well.

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