Hurricane supplies: Here's what you need ahead of Dorian

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City leaders are urging families to stock up on supplies ahead of Dorian's expected landfall in Florida.

Officials recommend having food, water, and other essential supplies to last for at least three days.

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To assemble a supply kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire supply kit into one or two easy-to-carry containers.

BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT ITEMS

  • Water (one gallon per person, per day for at least seven days)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Radio (battery-operated or hand crank and a NOAA Weather Radio)
  • Flashlight (battery-operated or hand crank)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone (charger, portable charger and inverter)
  • Prescription medications
  • Eyeglasses/contacts
  • Sanitation items (moist wipes, garbage bags, and plastic ties)
  • Important documents (identification, insurance policies, and account records saved electronically or​​​​​​​ in a waterproof, portable container)​​​​​​​
  • Important telephone numbers

ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Personal hygiene items​​​​​​​
  • Infant needs (formula, food, and diapers)​​​​​​​
  • Non-prescription medications​​​​​​​
  • Matches or firestarter​​​​​​​
  • Cash or traveler's checks​​​​​​​
  • Whistle​​​​​​​
  • Local and regional maps
  • Clothing (complete change of clothes appropriate for​​​​​​​ the weather)​​​​​​​
  • Sturdy shoes

BUILD AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

  • Sleeping bags and extra blankets​​​​​​​
  • Fire extinguisher​​​​​​​
  • Multi-purpose tool​​​​​​​
  • Two-way radios​​​​​​​
  • Activities (books, games, and puzzles)​​​​​​​
  • Mess kit (paper towels and plates, plastic​​​​​​​ cups, and utensils)

EMERGENCY PET SUPPLY KIT

  • Food and water​​​​​​​
  • Food and water bowls​​​​​​​
  • Medications​​​​​​​
  • Vaccination and registration records​​​​​​​
  • Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag​​​​​​​ and leash​​​​​​​
  • Plastic bags for pet waste​​​​​​​
  • Cat litter and litter tray​​​​​​​
  • Paper towels and disinfectant​​​​​​​
  • Current photo of you and your pet(s)
  • Comfort items (toys, treats, and bedding)

MAINTAIN YOUR KIT FOOD STORAGE: Store canned food in a cool, dry place and boxed food in plastic or metal containers.

CHECK AND REPLACE: Regularly check the date on items in your kit, such as food, medications,
and batteries, and replace expired items as needed.

UPDATE: Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family's needs change.

You can take a look at the city's full emergency preparedness guide here.