Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

My friend called me yesterday and asked if I was boarding up our windows to prepare for Hurricane Matthew. “No,” I said. “I bought a case of water.” Which is true. I did buy a case of water. But that’s not enough of a hurricane preparedness kit. As I was typing up a hurricane preparedness checklist for me to use to see what we have at home and what I need to buy before Matthew comes, I figured I might not be the only person preparing for her first hurricane. So, I decided it would be helpful if I created a printable that anyone else could use in the time of a hurricane.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Are you in the path of a hurricane? Get prepared with this Hurricane Preparedness Checklist from

Hurricane Preparedness Tips

And, just a couple extra tips to think about before the storm hits … 

You are not the only person in your area who is preparing for the hurricane. Head to the store early to pick up your water and non-perishable items. You don’t want to rush out at the last minute and find empty shelves.

Search online for the closest local shelters, in case you have to evacuate. Write down the addresses and directions before you lose power. Don’t just write down one shelter either. You may get there and find it’s full, so having a few others to try is a great idea. And, in case you do need to drive around town looking for safety, make sure your car has gas. You don’t want to run out, especially if the tankers may have trouble getting to your area after the storm has passed.  

And, if you have children, be sure to have ways to entertain them. Board games are good, so are card games. They won’t be able to watch TV or play on the tablet if the power goes out, so be sure to be prepared for lots of non-electronic family time.

What additional tips do you have to keep people safe during a hurricane?

  1. Sandra L Garth

    September 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for these tips and let’s hope no one has to use them any more this year.

  2. Rhonda

    September 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    These are great tips. Being prepared for an emergency is so important.

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