Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be proactive and have a plan.

Being prepared for a Hurricane or Natural Disaster takes the mental strain off you and your family, as well as prevents last minute rush and panic caused by last minute prepping.

The following is the suggested Disaster Supply Kit as referred by Florida Disaster . Org, the Division of Emergency Management. 

Disaster Supply Kit

Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days

  • non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
  • foods for infants or the elderly
  • snack foods
  • non-electric can opener
  • cooking tools / fuel
  • paper plates / plastic utensils

Blankets / Pillows, etc.

Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Special Items – for babies and the elderly

Toiletries – hygiene items

Moisture wipes

Flashlight / Batteries

Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.


Toys, Books and Games

Important documents – in a waterproof container

  • insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • document all valuables with videotape if possible

Tools – keep a set with you during the storm

Vehicle fuel tanks filled

Pet care items

  • proper identification / immunization records
  • ample supply of food and water
  • a carrier or cage
  • medications
  • muzzle and leash