Keep on hand lumber, a hammer, torchlight, masking tape, medicine, boots, rubber gloves, raincoat, nails, rope, wires, plastic sheeting, and sandbags.
Have enough water stored in sealed plastic containers to allow for cooking, bathing, washing and other domestic chores for two weeks.
Have canned foods and dried goods and a portable transistor radio – SHOP EARLY,DON’T WAIT TOO LATE.
Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and advisories.
In the event of a flood, don’t try to drive or walk through high waters, you may be swept away!
Shelters listed as category one are those which may be used during a hurricane or other hazard event, whereas those buildings registered as category two are to be used if they are still in a reasonable condition after a hazard event or disaster.
Persons are advised to go to a hurricane shelter only as a last resort, and to seek refuge only in shelters which have been officially opened by the relevant authorities. Pets, weapons, alcoholic beverages and narcotics will not be allowed in shelters.
Recommended items include pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, folding and lawn chairs, cots, personal hygiene items, prescription medication, quiet games, books, toys, portable radios, flashlights; batteries and a 24-hour supply of non-perishable canned foods. Important documents such as driver’s licences, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories should also be taken.