Our Disaster Resources page includes a wide range of helpful information. In addition, here are some quick tips:
- Write down any medical conditions, allergies, medications, doses and time you take medications, along with your pharmacy name, address and phone number.
- Put your medications in a resealable plastic bag to help keep your pills dry.
- In advance of the storm, ask for an extra supply of prescribed medications.
- According to Florida law, you can obtain a 30-day refill of your prescription medication at any time if you live in a county under a National Weather Service hurricane warning or under a Governor declared state of emergency.
- In Georgia and South Carolina, you can get a 30-day refill of certain medications. Contact your pharmacist to request an out-of-schedule emergency refill to make sure you have enough medicine during the declared state of emergency.
- In North Carolina, you have within 29 days of the disaster declaration to obtain one prescription refill or get a replacement for a recently filled prescription.
- Look for open pharmacies.
- See the Patient Preparedness Plan if you have diabetes and use insulin. There you’ll find a checklist of supplies and for guidelines on how to prepare for an emergency.
- Find shelter with the American Red Cross’s live map of open shelters or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.