Don’t let a hurricane or any other weather event take you by surprise.  Be prepared in case there is no water service, electricity, and/or transportation.  Below is a checklist of items you may need to prepare for an emergency.

Safety items
❏ Flashlight

❏ Battery-powered radio

❏ Additional batteries

❏ Cell phone charger

❏ First Aid Kit

❏ Sweater/Coat

❏ Mosquito repellent

❏ Plastic bags

❏ Cash

Food and medications

❏ Canned food

❏ Bottled water

❏ Manual can-opener

❏ Disposable flatware/plates

❏ Pet food

❏ Portable cooler

❏ Prescription drugs

❏ Additional prescriptions

❏ Copy of your medical records

❏ Health plan ID card

Supplies should last 3 to 5 days.



❏ Hand sanitizer

❏ Wet cleaning cloths

❏ Soap

❏ Toothpaste

❏ Diapers

❏ Sanitary napkins/pads

❏ Toothbrush

❏ Deodorant


Steps to be taken at home

❏ Clean rain gutters and downspouts

❏ Trim plants and trees that are close by

❏ Clean your surroundings

❏ Check your property insurance policy

❏ Save all personal documents in plastic bags

❏ Check the power generator

❏ Identify an evacuation route

❏ Identify the nearest shelter

❏ Prepare an emergency plan for your pets


Check, update, and prepare yourself!

In case on emergency, call:

  • 9-1-1 Emergency Services
  • 787-724.0124, AMEAD Emergency Operations Center


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Agencia Estatal para el Manejo de Emergencias

CDC Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades