If you are ordered to evacuate because of the threat of a hurricane, don’t forget:

The Essentials:

*Non-perishable foods that require no refrigeration*Water: 1 gallon per person per day*Additional water for sanitation*Cash and credit or debit cards*Flashlights*Extra batteries*Fire extinguisher*Clean containers to store drinking water and fresh water*Manual can opener*Hand tools: hammer, nails, a knife, pliers, screwdrivers etc.*Unscented household bleach to purify water (8 drops per gallon of water)*Soap*Bug repellent *First-aid kit: bandages, gauze, scissors, petroleum jelly, antiseptic spray, antacids, asprin, ther-mometer, rubbing alcohol *Extra prescription medicine*Wooden matches*Toilet paper*Disposable eating utensils and plates*Personal hygiene products*Garbage bags*Baby supplies*Pillows and blankets

Handy Items:

*Map of area (for locating shelters)*Needles and threads*Entertainment: games, books, playing cards, etc.

Make sure you have enough supplies to last for at least two weeks.