Dominica Red Cross disaster tips

*  Have an out-of-state friend or family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.

* Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.

* Check your insurance coverage – flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.

* Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.

* Keep informed of the weather updates by checking the weather hotline at 447-5555

* Develop a family hurricane preparedness plan before an actual storm threatens your area.

* If ordered to evacuate, do not wait or delay your departure.

* Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.


* Water: at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
* Food: at least enough for 3 to 7 days
* Blankets & Pillows
* Clothing: rain gear / sturdy shoes
* First Aid Kit / Medicine / Prescription Drugs
* Special Items: for babies and the elderly
* Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
* Flashlight / Batteries
* Radio: Battery operated
* Telephone: Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional telephone set
* Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards: Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
* Keys
* Toys, Books and Games for Children
* Important documents: in a waterproof container or watertight re-sealable plastic bag – passport, insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security, etc.
* Tools: keep a set with you during the storm
* Vehicle: Fill fuel tanks


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