Hurricane Prep for Families

Hurricane Season starts June 1 and it is a reminder for families to plan ahead, especially if you have young kids or a child with special medical needs. Dr. Jen Arnold, medical
director of the simulation program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, encourages families to make and practice their plans early this summer. She also offers tips on what to pack in your family’s hurricane kit and how to talk to kids about what to expect if bad weather hits. Learn more at

Items you should have:

First aid kit and necessary medications
List of important contacts
Water (enough for a few days)
Necessities for young children including formula, wipes and diapers
Non-perishable food items
Flashlights and extra batteries, including extra external phone batteries
A weather radio
Actives to keep kids busy (coloring books, board or card games) 
Medications and copies of prescriptions 
Important papers and valid ID; Consider bringing copies of your child’s vaccination and/or medical record.


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