A hurricane preparedness kit, or a 'Go Kit,' is designed to provide food, water and basic essentials for a few days in the event of a hurricane.
The kit could be used for sheltering in place or in the event of an evacuation.
What to pack in a Hurricane Kit
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director Aaron Miller suggests the following items to include in your kit:
> 1 gallon of water per person for at least 3 days
> Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
> Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
> Flashlight and extra batteries
> First aid kit
> Whistle to signal for help
> Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
> Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
> Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
> Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
> Local maps