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Hurricane Survival Kit? Check!

With the tropics heating up with storms, now is the time to make sure you have your survival kit handy.  Here are a few essentials according to FEMA:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For more information on hurricane preparedness and a list of additional emergency supplies you might want to have on hand, visit www.ready.gov.  Consider purchasing a pre-made survival kit if you are short on time.