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Disaster Supply Closet

Your Family Disaster Supply Closet

   It's been 3 years since Katrina struck our Mississippi Gulf Coast.  You may be a little rusty on what items you need to have ready in case of a hurricane, other than food.  Here is a primer on items to have available whether you stay in your home, go to an area shelter or leave the area to return after the storm threat has past. Should you choose to stay here, emergency crews will reach you as soon as possible, but that may vary from a few days to a few weeks.  It is up to each of us to be prepared to take care of ourselves, our family and the family pets too!

Items to go along with the food and water: 
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Napkins
  • Disposable Cups
  • Plastic Forks/Knives/Spoons
  • Garbage Bags
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Manual Can Opener
General Evacuation Items:
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets or Quilts and Pillows
  • Toiletry Items in Travel Sizes
  • Favorite Stuffed Animal, Toy, Book, Etc.
  • Prescription Medications/Prescriptions
  • Moist Towelettes for Personal Hygiene
  • Flashlights and Batteries
Returning Home Items:
  • Full Propane Gas Tank for your grill
  • Gas and Oil in regulation cans for generators
  • Gas and Chain Saw Oil
  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid and Matches for grills
  • More Moist Towelettes, Disinfecting Wipes and Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Cat Litter
  • Work Gloves and Rubber Gloves - including heavy duty
  • Camping Toilet and Related Supplies such as liners, chemical tablets and biodegradable tissue
Family Pet Needs:
  • Pet Carrier, Leash or Harness for car
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • Pet Food
  • Bedding
  • Litter Box and Litter
  • Medications/Vaccination Record
  • Treats and Toys

For More information, contact:
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Nancy A. Freeman
Harrison County Extension Director
(228) 865-4227   

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