Hurricane supply checklist: What should you include in your kit?

ORLANDO, Fla. — As we near the peak of hurricane season, it’s important to prepare your family and your home for any hurricanes that may come to central Florida.


We pulled together the following checklist of things you should include in your supply kit based on recommendations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Hurricane Center.

  • Water, one gallon per person each day, for sanitation and drinking
  • Non-perishable food to last three days
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Medications
  • Copies of personal documents, such as birth certificates and passports
  • Family and emergency contact information

Read: 9 ways to prepare for a hurricane

  • Extra cash
  • Cell-phone with charger
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlight
  • Fire extinguisher

Read: What you should do now to prepare for hurricane season

  • Sleeping bags
  • Pet food
  • Matches
  • Local maps
  • Whistle
  • Duct tape

Read: Checklist: Inside the home

  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Activities for children, including books, puzzles,
  • Complete change of clothing
  • Fuel for generator and car
  • Paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil

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