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Hurricane Preparedness

HURRICANE

PREPAREDNESS

BE PREPARED BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER THE STORM

Senator Ken LaValle: Phone: 631.473.1461 • Website: lavalle.nysenate.gov • Email: lavalle@nysenate.gov Kenneth LaValle @SenatorLaValle

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST

HOUSEHOLD PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit

( ) Bottled water 3-5 day supply (1-3 gallons per person per day)

( ) Nonperishable food (3-5 day supply, replace every six months)

( ) Battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries

( ) First aid kit                                  ( ) Whistle to signal for help

( ) Moist towelettes or baby wipes       ( ) Toiletries and personal hygiene products

( ) Manual can opener                        ( ) Plastic sheeting and duct tape for shelter

( ) Unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula, diapers and important family documents, such as insurance policies

( ) Wooden kitchen matches in a plastic container

OTHER GENERAL ITEMS TO KEEP HANDY IN THE HOUSE DURING HURRICANE SEASON

( ) Camera and fi lm to record damage      ( ) Cash (ATMs may not work)

( ) Charcoal for grill, lighter fluid or full tank of propane for gas grills (for outdoor use only)

( ) Extra cell phone battery (charged)      ( ) Garbage bags       ( ) Lantern

( ) Sturdy rubber boots for floods            ( ) Fire extinguisher    ( ) Special items for the elderly

( ) Toilet tissue and paper towels            ( ) Work gloves

BABY & CHILDREN’S NEEDS

( ) Baby formula and nonperishable foods   ( ) Toys (non-battery)

( ) Diapers and diaper rash cream             ( ) Medications

DOCUMENTATION All documents should be stored in waterproof and portable containers

( ) Emergency contact information            ( ) Copies of homeowners, auto and life insurance policies

( ) Inventory list of property                    ( ) Photo ID and proof of residence

( ) Bank and credit card information          ( ) Social Security card, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates

PET NEEDS

( ) Pet carrier/cage with toy        ( ) Food and water        ( ) Leash/harness with ID tag

Pet Emergency Evacuation Tips

Pets are currently not allowed in shelters

( ) Plan ahead by calling hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they accept pets.

( ) Ask friends and relatives who are out of the evacuation area if they could shelter your pet.

( ) Prepare a list of boarding facilities, veterinarians or animal shelters that provide emergency shelters.

If you must evacuate, the best way to protect your pets is to evacuate them too – do not leave them behind where they can be injured or lost!

For more information about how to protect your pets in the event of a hurricane, you can contact the Pet Safe Coalition at 516-404-5513, the Suffolk County Offi ce of Emergency Management at 631-852-4900 or the American Red Cross at 631-924-6700. 

 

Planning ahead can protect more than your property - it can help

save lives. That is why I put together this Hurricane Safety Checklist

with items that may already be in your home. Although this is a

general hurricane kit list, you should keep in mind any of your family’s

particular needs as you prepare. - Senator Ken LaValle

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

American Red Cross (Suffolk County) ...........................................................631-924-6700

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ........................................1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

PSEG (to report downed power lines) ............................................................ 1-800-490-0075

National Grid (emergency gas safety service) ................................................ 1-800-490-0045

New York State Emergency Management Offi ce (LI Regional Offi ce) .............. 631-952-6322

511-NY (up to the minute traffi c conditions on Long Island’s major roads) ............511

Suffolk County Offi ce of Emergency Management ........................................631-852-4900

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

American Red Cross ...................................................................................www.redcross.org

Disaster Assistance ...........................................................................www.disasterassistance.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ......................................... www.fema.gov

FEMA Emergency Planning Tools ................................................................. www.ready.gov

National Flood Insurance Program .............................................................. www.fl oodsmart.gov

National Weather Service ........................................................................... www.weather.gov

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) ............. www.dhses.ny.gov

PSEG Storm Center ............................ www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/CustomerService/StormCenter

511-NY (up to the minute traffi c conditions on Long Island’s major roads) ......................www.511ny.org




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