MEMA's Suggested Hurricane Supply List

Canned goods and nonperishable foods that do not need cooking:

  • Canned meats and fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned soups and puddings
  • Canned fruit juices
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Bread, cookies and crackers
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Coffee and tea
  • Bottled water

Manual can opener 
Bottled water (1 gallon per person/per day) 
Prescription medication (2 week supply) 
Pet food/supplies 
Water purification tablets (halazone) 
Disposable plates, cups, and utensils

Infant care items:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby food formula

First aid supplies

Masking and duct tape

Flashlight or lantern, with extra batteries

Battery operated radio, with extra batteries

Watch or battery operated clock

Ice chest


Canned heat (sterno)

Portable outdoor camping stove or grill with fuel supply

Plastic trash bags

Plastic sheeting or drop cloth

Chlorinated bleach

Personal hygiene items

Other useful items:

  • Work gloves
  • Sun lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wrenches
  • Handsaw
  • Razor knife
  • Ax or chainsaw
  • Rope
  • caulking
  • Nails and screws
  • Rope and wire
  • Broom, mop and bucket
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Ladder
  • Sandbags
  • Portable generator
  • Tree pruner
  • Shovel, rake and wheelbarrow
  • Sheets of plywood