Hurricane Evacuation Kits

By: Denise Koslowsky

Storm kit

With parts of Florida, Georgia & South Carolina under evacuation orders, we thought we would offer you check list of things to pack as you head out on the road.

  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods (canned goods, trail mix, peanut butter, crackers)
  • Can opener
  • Disposable silverware, paper towels
  • First Aid Kit (bandages, pain relievers, tweezers, antibiotic ointment)
  • Moist towelettes
  • Portable battery-operated radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to call for help)
  • Blankets
  • A change of clothing for each member of the family including sturdy shoes
  • Matches (in a sealable bag)
  • Pet food and additional water for pets
  • Container or Bowl for pet food/water
  • Extra medication for everyone in your family including your pets
  • Specialized supplies that are needed such as formula, diapers or feminine products
  • Important documents in waterproof container:
    1. Insurance information, social security cards, birth certificates
  • Paper, pencil and activity books and crayons for kids
  • Cell phone chargers, inverters and solar charger
  • A few hundred dollars in cash

Be sure you have the following in your car:

  • Jumper Cables
  • Spare Tire
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Shovel
  • Traction Mats
  • Road flair to alert emergency personnel
  • Bag of sand or cat litter for better traction
  • Cell phone charger
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