Whether staying at home or going to a shelter during a hurricane, be sure to think about your medication and personal living needs.
Have a 5 to 7 day supply of your prescription medications.
Bring a first aid kit to treat minor injuries at home.
Be mindful of any special medications for your children and make sure to have a supply of whatever is needed.
In terms of personal hygiene, make sure you have toothbrushes, toothpaste, enough toilet tissue, and other basic supplies.
If necessary, make sure you have your reading glasses or other personal eyewear.
Since standing water can increase the number of insects around your home, make sure to have bug spray handy.
If at a shelter, bringing your medicine is vital. There will be no medical professionals at shelters except for a nurse to take care of minor issues.