Here is a list of items recommended to have on hand if you decide to ride out a storm at home.

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

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods

Keys

Toys, Books and Games

Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag? insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Tools - keep a set with you during the storm

Vehicle fuel tanks filled

Pet care items? proper identification / immunization records / medications? ample supply of food and water? a carrier or cage? muzzle and leash