Hurricane season is right around the corner
are you prepared?
While at your favorite shopping location, plan to start your hurricane emergency kit a little at a time. Begin with a large Tupperware container with a lid so you can store your items securely. Start by purchasing a flashlight and a pack of batteries. On your next visit purchase paper plates, non perishable packed or caned food and drinks, and a non electric can opener. Each time add more to your hurricane kit. Here is a list of handy supplies.
- Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
- Foods for infants or the elderly
- Snack foods
- non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools / fuel
- paper plates / plastic utensils
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Special Items - for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
- Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATM machines may not be available for extended periods
- Toys, Books and Games
- Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
- Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
- Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
- proper identification / immunization records / medications
- ample supply of food and water
- A carrier or cage
- muzzle and leash