Hurricane Survival Checklist - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Hurricane Survival Checklist

Checklist
Hurricane Survival Materials
  • Water (7 gallons per person)
  • Nonperishable foods; canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
  • Bread in moisture-proof packaging, cookies, candy, dried fruit
  • Canned soups, juices, milk
  • Powdered or evaporated milk
  • Cereal bars, peanut butter
  • Instant coffee and tea
  • Flashlights and spare batteries*
  • Weather Radio
  • Battery-operated TV/radio/alarm clock
  • Portable cooler and ice
  • Waterproof lighter
  • Butane lighter
Cooking Equipment
  • Sterno
  • Portable camp stove or grill, and an extra propane tank
  • Charcoal, lighter fluid
  • Manual can opener
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven mitts
Medical Emergency Supplies
  • First Aid Kit including pain reliever, antibiotic cream, antacids
  • Prescriptions (one month's supply)
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sun screen
  • Mosquito netting
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cash
  • Bleach or water purification tablets
Babies
  • Disposable diapers/wipes
  • Formula, food and medication
Personal Supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Entertainment: books, magazines, card games, etc.
  • Soap and detergent
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding: pillows, blankets, sleeping bag
  • Change of clothing
  • Rain gear and work gloves
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Extra sets of keys
  • Ice chest
Documents
  • Photocopies of prescriptions
  • Photo identification
  • Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
  • Medical history and information
  • Water and fireproof container for document storage
  • Backup disks of your home computer files
  • Camera and film
Other Necessities
  • Tools: hammer, wrenches, screwdrivers, nails, saw
  • Lumber
  • Rope
  • Trash bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plastic drop cloth
  • Masking or duct tape
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • Spray paint
  • First Alert Weather NewsFirst Alert Weather NewsMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: widespread intense heat, locally intense storms

    First Alert Forecast: widespread intense heat, locally intense storms

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:42 AM EDT2018-06-20 08:42:34 GMT
    Your 3 p.m. Wednesday temperature and heat index model quite sensibly suggests more widespread 90s and 100s, respectively, across the Lower Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT)Your 3 p.m. Wednesday temperature and heat index model quite sensibly suggests more widespread 90s and 100s, respectively, across the Lower Cape Fear Region. (Source: WECT)

    Summer doesn't officially arrive until Thursday but that's just a formality: a hot high pressure system will deliver sizzling temperatures and stressful heat index values for much of this week.

    More >>

    Summer doesn't officially arrive until Thursday but that's just a formality: a hot high pressure system will deliver sizzling temperatures and stressful heat index values for much of this week.

    More >>
  • Get prepared for the next storm at Hurricane Expo

    Get prepared for the next storm at Hurricane Expo

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:21:35 GMT
    The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WECT)The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WECT)
    The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WECT)The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WECT)

    Columbus County Disaster Response wants you to be ready before the next storm.

    More >>

    Columbus County Disaster Response wants you to be ready before the next storm.

    More >>
  • NOAA issues active 2018 hurricane season outlook

    NOAA issues active 2018 hurricane season outlook

    May 24, 2018 11:18 AM2018-05-24 15:18:00 GMT

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its seasonal outlook for 2018 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane activity Thursday.

    More >>

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its seasonal outlook for 2018 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane activity Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly