Hurricane Preparedness 

The following SUPPLIES will be necessary to protect and sustain your employees in the event that a hurricane leaves you temporarily stranded in the office building:

  • Food – stock your office with non-perishable and easy-to-store food products such as dehydrated foods and food bars.
  • Water – keep at least a three-day supply of purified water. It is recommended that you stock two quarts of water per day, per employee.
  • Emergency Lighting – flashlights, flares, light sticks.
  • Batteries – keep a fresh supply
  • Medical – keep a well-stocked First Aid Kit. Choose kits designed to treat injuries such as heavy bleeding, shock and broken bones.
  • Blankets – lightweight fire and shock retardant emergency blankets.
  • Radios – portable transistor radios with extra batteries and two-way radios.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medications – persons on medication should keep a 72-hour supply in their desk.

Additional Supplies to Consider

  • Heavy work gloves
  • Hard Hats & Goggles 
  • Work shoes
  • Shovels, crowbars
  • Dust masks
  • Chemical toilets, waste bags, lime
  • Water purification tablets
  • Sleeping bags & Cots 
  • Portable stove
  • Eating utensils
  • Instant ice pack
  • Pre-moistened towelettes

There are two designations placed on a Hurricane: a WATCH and a WARNING. A Hurricane WATCH indicates weather conditions are right for a hurricane. A Hurricane WARNING indicates that at hurricane has been sighted in the immediate area.