· Make sure you have a 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and a 3-day supply
of non-perishable food.
· In addition to the water and food, make sure you have a first aid kit and enough medication and
personal hygiene supplies to last a week.
· Pull together copies of important personal documents (birth certificates, insurance policies,
· Compile a list of family and emergency contact information.
· Ensure your cell phone is fully charged.
· Get a battery-powered or hand-crank weather radio.
· If you have a generator, top off its fuel supply.
· If you live in a flash flood area, immediately seek higher ground.
· If a severe thunderstorm is imminent, immediately take shelter and stay inside until the
Listen to local news or your weather radio for emergency updates.
· Shut doors, close windows, and stay away from windows.
· Don’t use electrical equipment, take baths or showers, or use plumbing.
· Stay away from storm-damaged areas and report downed power lines.
· Stay out of flooded areas.
· Check on your neighbors.
· Turn into the news for weather updates.
· Take pictures of any damage your home or property may have suffered. Contact your insurance
agent as soon as possible.
· Contact a home improvement pro if your home has been damaged. Click here to find a pro.