Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Tropical Storm Warning: Items you need for a storm

First Aid Supplies

First Aid kit and manual

Hand wipes or hand sanitizer

Antiseptic wipes

Non-latex gloves

Cold pack

Scissors (small)


Cotton Balls


Petroleum jelly or other lubricants


Non-prescription and prescription medicine

Antibacterial ointment

Aspirin and non-Aspirin pain reliever

Anti-diarrhoea medication




Dentures and cleaning solution

Extra eyeglasses/contact lenses and cleaning solution

Hearing aid and extra batteries

Medical support equipment (wheelchairs, cane, dressings, oxygen etc)


Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies

Towelettes, body wipes, soap, hand sanitiser

Washcloth and towel

Toothpaste, toothbrushes

Shampoo. Comb and brush


Razor, Shaving cream

Lip balm, insect repellent

Heavy Duty Plastic Bags and twist ties

Medium size plastic bucket with lid

Disinfectant and bleach

Feminine products

Toilet supplies




Equipment and Tools

Portable, battery-powered or hand-cranked radio or television

Extra batteries

Signal flare

Matches in a waterproof container

Duct Tape and scissors

Plastic sheeting


Work gloves

Paper, pen and pencils

Small canister, ABC type fire extinguisher


Kitchen Items

Household Liquid Bleach to treat drinking water or water purification tablets

Paper cups, plastic plates and utensils

All-purpose knife

Aluminium foil and plastic wrap

Re-sealable plastic bags


Miscellaneous Items

Cards, games, books

Toys for kids


Food and Water for at least 3 days

Water (1 Gallon per person per day)

Canned or boxed juices and milk

High energy foods such as nuts, fruit bars, dried fruit, granola bars



Powdered Milk


Clothes and Bedding Items

Complete change of clothes

Extra pair of shoes

Rain gear


Extra Socks

Extra Underwear

Blanket/pillows/Sleeping Bag

Folding and Lawn Chairs


Documents and Key Items

Personal Identification

Cash and coins

Credit cards

Extra set of house and car keys

Photography of all valuable documents

Photocopies of birth certificate, marriage certificate, passports driver’s license, will, deeds, bank statements, stocks and bonds, immunization records etc


Pet Supplies

Extra food

Cleaning supplies

Pet carriers

Leashes, collar, harnesses, muzzles

Pet ID tags


Proof of ownership


Information courtesy the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management 



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