Safety Tips

  1. Before
  2. During
  3. After
Before a Hurricane Tips
  • Develop a response plan -- where to go, how to get there, what to take, and who to notify about your decision
  • Know evacuation routes and shelter locations
  • Fill automotive fuel tank
  • Waterproof important documents (i.e. medical records, insurance, bank account numbers, and social security card)
  • Know how to turn off utilities, if instructed
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Fill a duffel bag with the following supplies
    • Flashlights and extra batteries
    • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
    • Water (at least 1 gallon per person recommended)
    • Foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking
    • Prescription medications in their original bottles
    • First aid kit
    • Cash (banks and ATMs may not be available)
    • Change of clothes for each household member
    • Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
For more detailed lists, please visit the Hurricanes and Evacuation Plans section of the Rhode Island Red Cross website.