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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

June marks the beginning of Hurricane Season each year across our southern states. The best protection from the dangers of a hurricane is to be prepared. The following is a list of items to help ensure your safety in the event a storm is predicted in your area. Make up a bag that’s easy to grab, or keep one in your car for these necessities.

If a hurricane is forecast, know that A First Name Basis caregivers can stay with you or your loved one at your home during the storm, unless city officials mandate an evacuation. The caregiver can help you to prepare for the storm then provide you with comfort and security throughout the duration of a storm. Call us today at 337-233-4778 to be prepared!

Here’s the list of items to have prepared, courtesy of the Red Cross:

  •  Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  •  Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  •  Flashlight
  •  Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  •  Extra batteries
  •  First aid kit
  •  Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  •  Multi-purpose tool
  •  Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  •  Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  •  Cell phone with chargers
  •  Family and emergency contact information
  •  Extra cash
  •  Emergency blanket
  •  Map(s) of the area
  •  Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  •  Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  •  Tools/supplies for securing your home
  •  Extra set of car keys and house keys
  •  Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  •  Rain gear
  •  Insect repellent and sunscreen
  •  Camera for photos of damage