Hurricane Kits

Preparing for a Hurricane

Each year as hurricane season approaches it is recommended that residents of Dickinson prepare or restock a hurricane emergency kit. This kit should be kept in a location making it readily available on short notice. The kit should include the following:
  • A 3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Food that will not spoil
  • 1 change of clothing and footwear per person
  • 1 blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • A first aid kit with over the counter medications
  • Emergency tools, including a battery-powered NOAA weather radio and a portable radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card or cash
  • Spare reading glasses
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members

Last-Minute Additions

When a storm approaches the following items should be added to the kit:
  • Insurance papers
  • Personal identification such as birth certificates and social security cards
  • Medical records and medical insurance cards
  • Prescription medications