Disaster Survival Kit & Shelters
|DISASTER SURVIVAL KIT
Emergency supplies should be adequate to sustain your household for a minimum of 3-5 days. A 10-day supply of water, food, and medicine is highly recommended. Note that weather you are sheltering at home or at a public shelter, you must have adequate supplies.
- Water: at least 1gallon per person/per day, for 3-5 days ( a 10 day supply is recommended)
- Food: Canned or packaged, pre-cooked foods for 3-5 days ( a 10 day supply is recommended)
- Non-electric can opener
- Coolers: At least 2 coolers for ice and food
- Clothes/Blankets: Change of clothes/rain gear/shoes/blankets or sleeping bags in plastic bag
- Medicines/First Aid: Prescription medications, equipment, eyeglasses and first aid kit/supplies (at least a two-week supply)
- Cooking: Grill, charcoal or propane, lighter. Plastic trash bags & resealable bags. Disposable cups and utensils, paper plates and paper towels, unscented bleach, aluminum foil
- Toiletries: Feminine products, toilet paper, hand sanitizer
- Baby: Infant/baby formula and food, supplies and medicines for 3-5 days
- Pet: Food and supplies for 3-5 days
- Phone: Cell phone (fully charged), car charger, land line phone (not cordless), a list of important phone numbers
- Important Papers: Personal identification, birth certificates, medical cards, property/vehicle insurance policies, school records, printed copy of the Home Damage Assessment photos (to report any property damage or flooding to Broward County after the storm)
- Fire Extinguisher: ABC type
- Radio/TV: Battery operated television and/or radio with backup batteries. Reading materials, non-electric games.
- Flashlights: Extra batteries and bulbs. Glow sticks also work well.
- Fuel: Fill all vehicle and generator tanks with gasoline
- Cash: Remember that banks and ATM's may not be open for a period of time
- Safety/Tools/Misc: Set of tools, trash bags, soap, tarp, rope, broom, pen & paper, saw, duct tape, mosquito repellent, keys to house/vehicles
See Step 2 of Make a Family Plan
If you cannot stay with family or friends outside the area or in a secure home and need to go to a shelter: General Population Shelters are operated by the American Red Cross
and provide a basic level of care and are open to everyone. No registration is required.
SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER
See Vulnerable Population and Special Needs Assistance
Visit Broward.org/AtRisk for details on Special Needs Shelter registry and Vulnerable Population registry.
The City of Weston is not in an evacuation zone, but if your home is unprotected or unsafe you may consider a shelter option.
Shelters are intended to keep you safe, not supply entertainment or personal items. You will need to bring the following essential items to make your stay as comfortable as possible:
- Personal hygiene items
- Bedding, including blankets, pillows, air mattress
- Books and games
- Non-perishable snacks
- Changes of clothing
- Baby supplies: food, formula, juice, diapers/wipes, portable crib, blanket
- Medications taken
- Driver's license or other ID
- Glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids
- Battery operated radio
- Important documents: bank accounts, insurance policies, school papers, passports, social security cards, wills, etc...