Before a Hurricane

Build a Kit

Stock up on essential supplies for several days.
  • Food, water, and non-perishable items.
  • First aid kit, medications, and personal hygiene products.
  • Bleach, masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.
  • Emergency tools, flashlight, and extra batteries.
  • Important documents (IDs, insurance papers, medical records).
  • Special needs items for infants/small children or elderly/disabled.
Develop an Evacuation Plan
  • Plan Your Route
    • Identify evacuation routes in your area.
    • Plan your destination and route in advance.
    • Identify multiple routes to account for potential blockages.
  • Vehicle Preparation
    • Ensure your vehicle is fueled and in good condition.
    • Expect four times longer travel time than usual.
  • Transportation Assistance for Residents

If you do not have the ability to evacuate during a mandatory evacuation, you may seek help from your local government here:

Prepare Your Home/Business
  • Reinforce doors and windows with storm shutters or plywood.
  • Secure loose outdoor items; trim weak branches.
  • Clear gutters and drains.
  • Elevate valuables and electrical equipment.
  • Install barriers to prevent water infiltration.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container.
  • Secure or move bikes, furniture, and grills indoors.