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 Emergency Plan

Have you planned your Family Weather Emergency Plan?

Family Emergency Weather Plan

 Local Red Cross

North County Red Cross Branch
2074 W. Indiantown Rd.
STE. 100
Jupiter, FL 33458

 Hurricane Tips & News

 Family Disaster Supplies Kit
spacer American Red Cross Family Disaster Supplies Kit
These contents can be assembled over a five month period on a weekly basis and perishable items should be changed or replaced every six months.

For more information on assembling and refreshing supplies, contact the American Red Cross for their Disaster Supplies kit brochure.

Be sure to develop a complete Family Weather Emergency Plan!

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  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Do not include candles, which cause more fires after a disaster than
    anything else


  • 3 gallons/person, minimum, in a food-grade, plastic container
  • Additional water for sanitation

Minimum 3-day supply of non-perishable food that requires no refrigeration or preparation and little or no water.

  • Dry cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Juices
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats
  • Ready-to-eat soups (not concentrated)
  • Quick energy snacks, graham crackers

First Aid Kit:
(one for your home and one for each car)

  • Scissors
  • Sun screen
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers and Needle
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pairs)
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • 2" sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4" sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 2" sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3" sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

Non-Prescription Drugs:

  • Laxative
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Activated Charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Tools and Supplies:

  • Whistle
  • Aluminum foil
  • Crowbar
  • Compass
  • Paper, pencil
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Needles, thread
  • Signal flare
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Assorted nails, wood screws
  • Pliers, screwdriver, hammer
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Heavy cotton or hemp rope
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Cash or traveler's checks, change
  • Non-electric can opener, utility knife
  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Tape, duct and plumber's tape or strap iron
  • Patch kit and can of seal-in-air for tires
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water


  • Disinfectant / Household chlorine bleach
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Personal hygiene items / Feminine supplies
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Toilet paper, towelettes, paper towels
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)

Clothing and Bedding:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Thermal underwear
  • One complete change of clothing and footwear per person

For Baby:

  • Formula / Powdered milk
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Medication

For Pets:

  • Food
  • Leash, harness or carrier
  • Records of vaccinations
  • Non-tippable food and water containers

Important Family Documents:

  • Important telephone numbers
  • Record of bank account numbers
  • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  • Inventory of valuable household goods
  • Copy of will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
  • Record of credit card account numbers and companies
  • Copy of passports, social security cards, immunization records

Family Medical Needs:

  • Insulin / Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Heart and high blood pressure medication


  • Games and books

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Content was contributed by the American Red Cross.

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