Are You Ready For A Hurricane?

North Carolina Department of Crime Control & Public Safety
Emergency Evacuation Kit Checklist

(Items should be stored in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack, duffle bag or plastic storage bin.)


First Aid Kit

Important Documents

• Mortgage
• Insurance
• Birth Certificates
• Social Security Cards
• Wills
• Tax Information
• Bank Information
• List of family physicians
• List of important family information, such as style and serial number of medical devices like pacemakers
• Video or picture inventory of household items

Cash / Checkbook

Clothing and Bedding

• At least one complete change of clothing and sturdy shoes per person
• Blanket or sleeping bag per person Water
• 1 gallon/ day/ person (Keep at least a 3-day supply in your house.)
• Water purification kit or bleach


• Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables; canned juices; soup; food for infants, elderly persons or persons on special diets
• Non-electric can opener or utility knife Irreplaceable Items

Supplies and Special Items

• Extra pair of eyeglasses or contacts
• Extra house and car keys
• Battery operated radio and extra batteries
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
• Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
• Personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.
• Toilet paper, towelettes


• Pet food, water and feeding bowls
• Carrier, leash, bedding
• Vaccination records


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