Hurricane & Tropical Storm Shopping List

hurricane preparedness and storm shoppingDuring Hurricane season it’s wise to be prepared before a storm hits your area.

You can never be prepared enough when it comes to something as drastic as a hurricane, flood, tornado or any major tropical storm system. But, the point is to do your best to be as prepared as possible in the event that is occurs. If you don’t have these extra measures in place now, you might want to consider some of these and get started.

If you purchase just a few extra of these shopping items on this list each week, you won’t need a mad dash to the store to find out most of these items are already sold out.  Start early to prepare.

Hurricane Shopping List


7 day supply of non perishable food that doesn’t need cooking
Hand operated can opener
Paper plates
Disposable cups
Plastic eating utensils
1 Gallon drinking water/person/day for 5 days

First Aid

Back up prescriptions
First Aid Kit


Flashlight for each family member
Extra flashlight batteries
Waterproof matches or utility lighter

Family Safety

Smoke Detector Batteries
Fire Extinguisher
Non Scented Bleach for Cleanup
Insect Repellant
Shovel and Basic Tools


Hand Sanitizer
Disinfectant Wipes
Body Wipes
Toilet Paper
Trash Bags
Paper Towels
Travel sized soaps
Dental Care

Baby Items

Extra formula
Extra water for formula
Powdered Milk
Diaper rash ointment

Pet Needs

7 day supply of pet food
Pet Water
Cage or Carrier
Extra leash
Pet Medications
Current Photo (in case of separation)
Cat litter
Pet Bed and Toys


Each shopping trip, check an item off your list and if you are in the path of a storm, you can rest assured you are ready in case of Emergency.  Contact Paula Smith Insurance with any questions about your homeowners, flood or windstorm coverage or if you have any questions on how you can be better prepared. Call us at (218) 488-8880

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