Hurricane Emergency Checklists
During a Hurricane Watch
A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of
hurricane conditions within 48 hours.
Monitor local media for hurricane progress reports.
Secure windows and doors with shutters or shielding materials (visit www.flash.org for more information).
Review your evacuation plan. Make sure your route is accessible as some roads may be closed or blocked.
Fuel and service your vehicle.
Bring in unsecured items, such as outdoor furniture, plants, trash cans, recycling bins, bicycles and toys.
Store tap water to use for flushing toilets and cleaning.
Store important documents in waterproof containers.
Check emergency supplies and stock up on any necessary items, including prescription medications and items for those with special needs.
Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings. Open only if absolutely necessary and close quickly.
Unplug small appliances.
Get extra cash (ATMs might be down).
Do not put bulk trash or yard waste out during a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning.