Emergency Hurricane Go Bag

Emergency Go Bag ContentDuring hurricane season, it is important to be ready at a moment’s notice. Assemble these important items now so you and your family are ready to go. These items are the most important to include in your evacuation bag:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day for at least three days
  • Three-day supply of nonperishable food and a can opener if you are including canned food
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to filter contaminated air
  • 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
  • Prescription medicine, contact lenses, and any prescription glasses
  • Diapers and infant formula for babies
  • If COVID-19 is still a threat, have face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and soap on hand for everyone in case you must evacuate to a shelter

Other items to include, if you have space:

  • Waterproof container with important documents such as birth certificates, identification, insurance information, bank account information, immunization records
  • Cash or travelers’ checks
  • Toys and games for older kids
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes for each person
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Water purification tablets or household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper. Dilute nine parts water to one part bleach for use as a disinfectant, or in an emergency, treat water by putting 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach in a gallon of water
  • Paper and pencil
  • Cellphone with an extra power bank in a waterproof, resealable bag
  • Digital backup (photos and/or video) of personal property in a waterproof, resealable bag