Houston it’s Hurricane Season – Your Preparation Emergency List

Hey Houston, it’s hurricane season. Don’t be a dolt and wait until the last minute. Get what you need now.

At the very least, go pick up a few big jugs of water from the grocery store next time you’re out, and some canned food.

Here’s a more complete list (from ready.gov):

  1. Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

  2. Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

  4. Flashlight

  5. First aid kit

  6. Extra batteries

  7. Whistle to signal for help

  8. Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  9. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  10. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  11. Manual can opener for food

  12. Local maps

  13. Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

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