Storm Preparation Checklist

In preparation for Tropical Storm Erika, GK Insurance Brokers offer the following checklist of items to have on hand.

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Prescription medications
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof ziplock bag
  • Cash since ATMs may be down after the system
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels