June 24, 2015

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Here in the office we are prepared for Hurricane season. Don’t wait till the last minute to make sure you are stocked up on basic necessities. The items listed below usually run out quickly or are very expensive and may not be restocked for some time. This is the case especially with water. Stay safe everyone!

Click2houston recommends you have these things on hand in case of a hurricane.


  • 14 gallons of water per person (1 gallon per day, per person)
  • Store water in clean containers (bottles, pots, bathtubs and sinks) because the water supply may become contaminated
  • Prepare to have extra water for hygiene and for washing dishes


Purchase foods that require no refrigeration and little preparation, such as:

  • Ready-to-eat canned food with non-electric can opener
  • Canned juices, canned milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
  • Peanut butter, crackers
  • Snacks: cookies, cereals, etc.
  • Soft drinks, instant coffee, tea
  • Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)

For Baby

  • Formula, bottles, powdered milk, jarred baby foods
  • Diapers, moist towelettes and special medications


  • Newspapers or cat litter
  • Moist canned foods (to preserve water)
  • Plastic sheets to cover floor of pet’s room


  • First aid kit
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, antacid
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Bug repellent
  • Burn cream
  • Two-week supply of prescription medication (especially for heart problems and diabetes)
  • Ask your physician how to store prescription medication

Personal Items

  • Toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo
  • Personal and feminine hygiene products
  • Denture needs, contact lenses and an extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Sun protection, insect repellent

Other Supplies

  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlights (1 per person) and candles
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Extra batteries (seven sets of batteries for radio, flashlights)
  • Charcoal, waterproof matches, extra propane gas for grills (Use grills outside only!)
  • ABC-rated fire extinguisher in a small canister
  • Portable cooler to hold food, beverages
  • Plenty of absorbent towels, plastic trash bags
  • Wind-up or battery-operated clock
  • Tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, hammer and nails for temporary roof repairs
  • Cleaning supplies such as chlorine bleach
  • Aluminum foil, paper napkins and plates, plastic cups
  • Can of spray paint (can be used to identify your home by insurance adjusters in case it’s damaged)
  • At least one change of clothing per person, sturdy shoes, hat and work gloves
  • Pillows and blankets or sleeping bags
  • Games, cards, books and toys for children
  • Fire or lock box to store important documentation and computer files
  • Heavy rain slickers for each family member