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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED

October 05, 2016

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED

When a hurricane is on the way, there are things you can do to prepare that could help keep you and your family safe. Having certain things ready and available will help if and when a hurricane hits. We have put together a list of 3 things you need when preparing for a hurricane.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED

1. GRAB-N-GO DISASTER KIT 

For when you need everything important in a weatherproof package and ready to go at a moment’s notice, we recommend the following:

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  • Cash,
  • ID’s like a driver’s license and passport 
  • Debit/credit cards 
  • Insurance cards 
  • Car keys
  • Your cellphone 
  • A small USB drive with important documents 
  • Written/printed list of emergency contact information

 

2. BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

This basic emergency supply kit should include only the important things you will need for your family. A kit might include the following: 

  • Water: One gallon per person, per day, for at least three days 
  • Food: Three-day supply of non-perishable foods 
  • Personal hygiene items 
  • Hand-crank and/or solar powered radio 
  • Flashlights and candles 
  • Extra batteries and matches 
  • First aid kit
    • Sterile gloves
    • Whistle to signal for help 
    • Dust mask, plastic sheeting, and duct tape to protect yourself from airborne contaminants 
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation 
  • Tools to turn off household utilities 
  • Manual can opener for food 
  • Local maps 
  • Cell phone with wall or solar charger

 

3. ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Once you have gathered your grab-n-go and basic kits, you may want to consider adding the following items as time permits:

  • Infant formula and diapers 
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet(s) 
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book 
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person 
  • Complete change of clothes 
  • Bleach and medicine dropper: To disinfect and sanitize 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities

 

Be Smart; Be Safe

Hurricanes are no laughing matter. While it might appear to be an inconvenience or "no big deal", we all know that things can turn bad fast. Please have everything you need to be safe. In addition, we recommend having an evacuation plan ready and waiting. This means you should have gas in your car, know the safe routes to get out of the hurricane zone, and have a safe place to go in case of emergency.




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