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22 Things You Need To Compile The Perfect Hurricane Supply Kit

Posted on Thursday, May 12 2016

Hurricane season is in full force—that’s why it’s imperative that you prepare in advance to keep both you and your family safe and your home intact. Knowing what steps to take at the start of hurricane season can make all the difference!

If you don’t already have an emergency supply kit stored safely somewhere in your home, take a moment to create a thorough kit.

The check list below can help you make sure you have everything you need to ensure the safety of your family and home this hurricane season! Some (if not most) of the items are actually things that are most likely already laying around your house. Compiling them into one box will make it easier for you to keep handy in the event that a storm hits.

  1. Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three days
  2. Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries
  4. Flashlight or lantern and extra batteries
  5. Fully-stocked first aid kit
  6. Whistle and/or emergency light to signal for help
  7. Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
  8. Plastic sheeting or a tarp and duct tape – to create a last minute shelter
  9. Moist towelettes
  10. Garbage bags
  11. Zip ties
  12. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  13. Manual, old-fashioned can opener for food
  14. Local maps and list of emergency services in your area
  15. Cell phone with chargers (including car and solar chargers)
  16. Cash or traveler’s checks and change for large bills
  17. Important family documents – insurance information and other paperwork
  18. One weeks’ worth of clean clothing
  19. Fire extinguisher
  20. Candles and a lighter or waterproof matches
  21. Disposable plates, cups, utensils, and ziplock bags
  22. Books, games, puzzles, and other forms of entertainment

Questions? Feel free to ask.

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