Hurricanes are dangerous and unpredictable storms that can have big impacts across wide parts of America and my strike your community with little notice.
Remember The Hurricane Path is just guidance and it can change at any time.
Safety experts and emergency management officials say it's critical to plan ahead.
Take action now and think about packing these items in a hurricane survival kit.
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TOP FIVE ITEMS
1) Light - Power may go out for a few minutes or a few day have enough lights and batteries to get through 3 days.
2) Water - Always have water on hand to get you through a couple of days
3) Entertainment - We live in a digital world so getting disconnected can be tough have some games to pass the time!
4) Power - Your power may be up but cell towers run on generators. Make sure you have a battery backup to power your phone.
5) Portable Radio - When all else fails at least we still have a radio. Listen to great music while you weather out the storm.
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6) Snacks - When we are stressed we want some food to much on. Be ready and give yourself permission to splurge
7) Pet Anxiety - Your animals get stressed out also during these events so help them relax during the storm.
- Stock a 3-day supply for each family member including pets. Store in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the expiration date and replace every six months.
- Bottled Water - At least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days. Don't forget to add water for your pets, too.
- Water Purification Tablets
- Non-Perishable Foods - At least enough for 3 to 7 days. You may need to make special consideration for infants or the elderly.
- High-Energy Packaged Foods - Peanut butter, crackers, nuts, raisins and dried fruits, snacks, cookies, etc. --->POP TARTS<---
- Packaged Juices - Cans or Cartons
- Canned Prepared Meats
- Canned Prepared Foods
- Baby Food and Baby Formula
- Pet Food (Note: Many shelters do not allow pets.)
- Powdered or Canned Evaporated Milk
Important Personal Supplies
- Toilet Paper and Moist Towelettes
- Baby Diapers and Wet Wipes
- Sponges and Paper Towels
- Soap and Shampoo
- Toiletries - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant
- Change of Clothing - At least one change for each person
- Rain Gear - Ponchos, Umbrellas, Boots
- Blankets, Sleeping Bags and Pillows
- Flashlights - One flashlight per person with one extra package of batteries each.
- Battery-Powered Radio - Don't forget extra batteries
- Alarm Clock
- Portable Cooler/Ice Chest
- Bleach - Pure, unscented liquid
- Can Opener - Hand-operated
- Utility Knife
- Pots, Pans, Cooking Spoons
- Disposable Plates, Cups, Utensils
- Sterno Cans
- Butane Lighters and Waterproof Matches - Keep in plastic bags to protect
- Portable Barbecue Grill or Camping Stove
- Charcoal and Lighter Fluid or Stove Fuel
- Pet Carriers, Bowls, Leashes, Chain and Stake
- Plastic Grocery Bags - You'll use them for everything!
- Mobile Device Chargers and Power Supplies
- Driver's License or Photo ID - For each person
- Important Phone Numbers - Updated address book
- Home Video/Photos for Insurance
- Extra Set of Car Keys
- List of Important Family Information - Serial numbers of medical devices such as pacemakers, etc.
- Prescription Medication - A two-week supply if possible
- Doctor and Pharmacy Contact Information
- Medical Paperwork - Including insurance cards, a copy of all prescriptions and a list of known allergies
- Pain Relief and Anti-Diarrhea Medications
- First-Aid Kit
- Insect Repellent
- Feminine Hygiene Products and Birth Control
Remember stay calm and all things will pass but by being prepared you will remove a lot of stress