Be Prepared

Life on a barrier island on the Atlantic puts our community at risk of natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Nor' Easters, And More.  Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

What Do You Need In A Survival Kit?

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:
 
  1. Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

  2. Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

  3. Flashlight 

  4. Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

  5. Extra batteries 

  6. Deluxe family first aid kit

  7. Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

  8. Multi-purpose tool

  9. Sanitation and personal hygiene items

  10. Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

  11. Cell phone with chargers 

  12. Family and emergency contact information

  13. Extra cash

  14. Emergency blanket

  15. Map(s) of the area

 

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

  • Games and activities for children

  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

  • Two-way radios

  • Extra set of car keys and house keys

  • Manual can opener

 

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle

  • N95 or surgical masks

  • Matches

  • Rain gear

  • Towels

  • Work gloves

  • Tools/supplies for securing your home

  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

  • Plastic sheeting

  • Duct tape

  • Scissors

  • Household liquid bleach

  • Entertainment items

  • Blankets or sleeping bags

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Tides play a big factor in our area's disaster preparedness, as we are surrounded by water. We recommend staying alert to the times of the tides in the Ocean and Bay.
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