Hurricane Supply Kit
When the storm moves across Oviedo, it is important to have certain items on hand that are within easy reach and will last for at least three (3) days. We have a downloadable PDF that you can use to check off items here:
Items needed can be found at any grocery, hardware or big box store.
Water - Have a seven-day supply of water for every member of the household (including pets). Plan for at least one gallon of water per day, per person in the house. Bottled water is the FIRST thing to fly off the shelves at the grocery store. Another alternative is to have pitchers of water filled and in the refrigerator. You can also place water in the freezer and it will be icy cold if the power goes out.
Food - Have non-perishable items in the pantry. Bread, peanut butter, canned food, crackers and other items found at your local grocery store. Be sure to pick up a hand-held can opener should the power go out. Make sure your pet food supply is enough to feed your animals.
Medicine - If you take medication, have a fresh supply with you. You may not lose power, but if your pharmacy does, you may not be able to get a refill for several days.
Batteries/Flashlights - Keep a flashlight within easy reach with fresh batteries inside. Several light sources may be needed. Try to avoid using real candles; they can start a house fire if forgotten about. Use battery-operated candles instead.
Tarps/Coverings - Should there be damage to the roof/home, you will need a tarp to cover up the damage and keep rain and/or from penetrating the house.
Sandbags - The City will have a supply of free sandbags homeowners can pick up before a storm. If you live in a low-lying area that has or could experience flooding, have sandbags ready and in place in front of doors and low windows.
First Aid Kit - Should you have an emergency at your home, have a freshly resupplied first aid kit that includes antibacterial lotion, bandages, wipes and anti-inflammatory medicines and call 9-1-1.
Portable Charger - A portable charger can extend the battery life or completely charge your wireless devices during an emergency.
Gas - Be sure to have gas in your vehicle in case you have to evacuate. If you have a generator, keep extra gas in gas cans, located in a dry, non-combustible storage area. Gas lines may be long and in times of emergency, gas stations may run out. Have patience and don't wait until your tank is on empty to fill up.
Money - Should there be widespread power outages, have cash on hand should you need to pay for goods and services. ATMs will not work during power outages.
Emergency Contact List - Have phone numbers readily available to contact friends or family members.