Be Weather Ready


THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING

YOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

1. Food/Water
Get supplies well in advance, enough for each person for at least one week.
2. Medicine/First Aid
Have 30 days worth of medicine and medical supplies. Fill prescriptions
before the storm.
3. Communications
Have extra batteries or portable chargrs for your cell phones and batteries
for your radios.
4. Gas
Fill up your car or a gas can beforehand. If the power goes out, you won't be able
to pump gas.
5. Money
Have cash on hand. With no electricity, ATMs and credit cards won't work.

For more Hurricane Safety Information, visit

weather.gov/hurricanesafety

THINGS TO HAVE TO DEVELOP A

TORNADO SAFETY KIT

1. Disaster Supply Kit
You should store your emergency supplies as close to your shelter as possible.
2. Battery Operated Weather Radio
You will want to be able to monitor the latest information from your National
Weather Service.
3. A Map to Track Storms
You will need to be able to track the progress of the storm with visible
town, city, county, etc. names.
4. Battery Operated TV and/or Radio
This will allow you to monitor news and severe weather
information.
5. Shoes
This will be very important if your home is damaged and you must walk across
broken glass or debris.
6. Identification
You may need identification to move around in the area should significant
damage occur.
7. Car Keys
If your car is drivable, you will need the keys to be able to use it.
It's a good idea to keep an extra set.
8. Cell Phone
If there is phone service, you will certainly want your phone, though service
may be interrupted.

For more Hurricane Safety Information, visit

weather.gov/hurricanesafety

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BEING

PREPARED FOR A HURRICANE

1. Write down your plan to ensure you don't make mistakes when faced
with an emergency.
2. Document all of your valuables and possessions with a camera or video
camera well before the storm.
3. Gather all vital documents, like passports and medical recoreds, and put them
somewhere that you can quickly access.
4. Make planning and preparedness a family affair to ensure everyone knows
what to do.
5. It does NOT matter how many hurricanes are forecast for this year.
It only takes one storm.

For more Hurricane Safety Information, visit

weather.gov/hurricanesafety