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120 E Constitution St
Victoria, TX 77901

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Recommended Hurricane Supplies



_____ Instant coffee

_____ Instant tea

_____ Powdered milk

_____ Pancake mix (the kind that requires water only)

_____ Buttermilk

_____ Cans of evaporated milk

_____ Soft drinks

_____ Red wine (it has the virtue of being delicious at room temperature)

_____ Saltine Crackers

_____ Wheat Thins

_____ Tortillas

_____ Peanut butter

_____ Jelly

_____ Raisins

_____ Dried fruit

_____ Canned fruit

_____ Canned juice concentrates that don't require refrigeration

_____ Cereal

_____ Jiffy Pop (don't count on the microwave)

_____ Peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.

_____ Cheeses

_____ Honey

_____ Vitamins

_____ PowerBars or other meals in a bar

_____ Cookies

_____ Hard candy

_____ Marshmallows (Both treats and entertainment when cooking outside)

_____ Pinto beans

_____ Pork and Beans

_____ Rotel's Diced Tomatoes & Chile Peppers

_____ Canned soups


_____ Get fresh supplies of all prescription medicines. A one week

supply is the MINIMUM (and don't forget medicines for babies and pets)

_____ Contact lens supplies

_____ Cold medicines

_____ Alka selzer

_____ Anti-diarrhea medication

_____ Headache medicines

_____ Hydrogen Peroxide

_____ Rubbing alcohol

_____ Iodine

_____ Salve for wounds

_____ Vaseline

_____ Insect repellant

_____ After Bite (for relief of itching)


_____ Dog and/or cat food

_____ Dog treats

_____ Extra prescription medications for your pet

_____ Water for your pet

_____ Towels to dry your pet off when he decides to go outside in the rain

_____ A wind-proof umbrella if you have to accompany your pet outside to do his business


_____ Fire extinguishers

_____ Regular flashlights

_____ Florescent flashlights for reading

_____ Battery operated black & white TV

_____ Battery operated AM-FM radio(with Weather-Alert)

_____ Coleman lantern

_____ Tree saw for cutting fallen limbs

_____ Charcoal

_____ Charcoal fluid

_____ Duct tape (one can use it to tape over a broken glass, and a hundred other things)

_____ Fix-a-Flat aerosol

_____ Gloves


_____ Drinking Water in clean containers. Allow at least 2 gallons per person per day. Plan on at least one week's worth (14 gallons) of drinking water per person.

_____ Other water (for flushing toilet, washing hands, bathing)(a 30 gallon plastic trash bag can transform a dirty trash can into an acceptable container of non potable water)

_____ Water purification tablets (available at camping supply stores)

_____ Thermos for keeping beverages hot

_____ Coleman-type cooler to keep food cool

_____ Lamp oil

_____ Matches

_____ BIC lighter

_____ AA size batteries

_____ AAA size batteries

_____ C size batteries

_____ D size batteries

_____ 9 volt batteries

_____ Sterno

_____ Candles

_____ Full propane tanks for gas grill

_____ Lighter fluid

_____ Full tank of gas

_____ Solar shower (available at camping supply stores. Hang the container from a tree and enjoy a hot shower.

_____ Baby supplies such as baby food, diapers, baby formula, bottles, medicines.

_____ Tampax

_____ Extra cash (remember, banks and ATMs may be closed if we lose electricity)

_____ Fully charged cellular phone

_____ First aid stuff (bandages, antiseptic, gauze, tape, sterile bandages, thermometer

_____ 55 gallon garbage can (for holding water to flush the toilets)

_____ Clorox (1/4 tsp per gallon of water will help purify water in an emergency)

_____ Paper towels

_____ Toilet paper

_____ Pre-moistened towelettes

_____ Waterless hand cleaner

_____ Manual can opener (no electricity needed!)

_____ Paper plates

_____ Aluminum foil

_____ Ziplock bags

_____ box of 30 gallon or larger garbage bags.

_____ Plastic sheeting (like painters drop cloths) to cover large valuables (like furniture) in case there are roof leaks or broken windows. Plastic garbage bags (30 gallon and up) can be used in a pinch. As is, they will close over small items. Make sure the tied-off top is not at a position where it will catch water and direct water inside the bag. If you cut the bag at the seams you can have an improvised drop cloth of fairly good size. Also, use duct tape to make a large drop cloth of several garbage bags if you forgot to buy plastic sheets.

_____roll of contractor's leaf bags

_____ Zip Lock bags for keeping things dry

_____ Mops and buckets for clean-up

_____ Duct tape

_____ Bags of ice for daily use

_____ Coleman-type cooler to keep ice. This is in addition to a cooler to keep daily food. The object is to open the coolers as seldom as possible. Coolness is lost each time one opens a cooler.

_____ Partially fill plastic one-litre or larger soft drink bottles with water and place in freezer. The bottles will freeze without cracking. (They have stronger plastic than one gallon water bottles.) If the power goes out the frozen water will help keep the freezer cool. When the ice melts the water will stay in the container and you still have drinkable water. Do not use milk bottles. It is almost impossible to get all the milk out.

_____ Dry ice

_____ Sleeping bags

_____ pillows

_____ blankets

_____ hiking shoes

_____ extra eye glasses