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Yorktown Police Offers Hurricane Evacuation Checklist

Yorktown police are asking residents to prepare items in the case of an evacuation.
Yorktown police are asking residents to prepare items in the case of an evacuation. Photo Credit: Provided

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department has created an emergency evacuation checklist for residents in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

Yorktown's main shelter will be the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center (YCCC) at 1974 Commerce St. The center will open to residents without power and heat at noon Tuesday.

Below is a list of some items the police department recommends people consider packing if evacuated.


  • Clothes for three days away from home (including sleeping)
  • Shoes/sneakers
  • Jackets/sweaters


  • Cash
  • Credit cards/debit cards
  • Checks
  • Coins for vending machines

Bedding Material

  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows

Personal Hygiene Supplies

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Dentures and cleaning materials
  • Travel size soap/shampoo
  • Shaving items
  • Deodorants
  • Sanitary Items
  • Brush/comb
  • Tissues/paper towels
  • Hand towel

Medical Supplies

  • Prescription medications in original bottle showing doctor and medication name
  • Aspirin/Advil/Tylenol
  • Eye glasses/contact lenses and lens solutions
  • Band aids
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Small first aid kit

Identification Documents

  • Driver's license
  • Social Security card
  • Health insurance/prescription cards
  • Non-resident ID information if not a U.S. citizen

Baby Supplies

  • Formula/baby foods
  • Snacks/diapers/powder/baby wipes
  • Toys
  • Pacifier/bottles
  • Infant carrier

Miscellaneous Items

  • Plastic bag containing copy of insurance policies, bank account records, photocopy of property deed, photocopy of driver's license, photocopy of Social Security cards, photocopy of immunization records
  • Portable AM/FM radio with two sets of spare batteries
  • Address book
  • Cell phone
  • Pencils/pens
  • Gum, candy, health bars
  • Small flashlight with two sets of spare batteries
  • Five small kitchen garbage bags
  • Whistle

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