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Hurricane Preparedness

  • An emergency preparedness kit that includes a flashlight, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries (fresh), a first aid kit, a manual can opener, antibacterial handwipes or gel, rubber gloves, candles and matches, and insect repellent with DEET.
  • Five gallons of bottled water per person (to last 3-5 days) and water purifying supplies such as chlorine or iodine tablets or household chlorine bleach.
  • Non-perishable food such as canned goods, granola bars, dried foods, instant soups and cereals.
  • Prepared baby formula and several days supply of baby food in jars. Powdered baby formula should only be prepared with bottled water.
  • Essential prescription medications for two to three days, as well as over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin.
  • A family emergency plan that includes pre-determined meeting places in case of separation and also evacuation routes.