Making A List, Checking It Twice

June 6, 2016 - 1 minute read

Hurricanes and disasters don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice.  What matters for everyone – whether at work or at home – is preparation.

Don’t wait until a hurricane or other natural disaster is forecast.  Start planning now by making a list of the things you will need in the event of a crisis.  Stock up on the things that can be stored, and have a list of those items you will need to buy just before a storm hits.

While not an exhaustive list, here are some ideas.  At work or at home, think about stocking up on:

  • Drinking water for 2-3 dayschecklist
  • Non-perishable snack foods
  • Flashlights and batteries, or light sticks
  • Portable radio and batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Spare laptops with critical infrastructure information pre-programmed
  • Pads of paper & pens
  • Spare cell phones
  • Charging units with 24 hour timers
  • A bull horn
  • A tool for cutting
  • An electrical converter for your automobile
  • Generators
  • A battery-operated clock
  • Sheets of plywood
  • Duct tape
  • A simple can opener
  • Cans of spray paint