SMART Parents 

"What's in your emergency backpack?"

Hurricane Season is June 1st through November 30th. 

Are you prepared for a hurricane evacuation? Be prepared for evacuation due to a flash flood, tropical storm or hurricane. What can you take for a family with small children if you need to stay in a shelter overnight? 


  1. Keep things dry. Example: Cell phone dry bag 

  2. Keep your hands-free. Example: Clothes with zipper pockets

  3. High protein food in foil packages

  4. Light (Don't pack too heavy). 

  5. Light (So you can see when the electricity goes out) 

  6. Life jacket 

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