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Time To Start Preparing For Hurricane Season

Updated: May 30, 2019

The following items should be included in a hurricane or disaster kit:

Water • At least one gallon of water per day per person for 3-5 days, minimum of two quarts a day for drinking and two quarts for food preparation and sanitation.  • Water purification tablets

Food • Enough for 3-5 days.  • Non-perishable dry or canned food such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, soups, juices and milk  • High energy snack foods such as protein or fruit bars, trail mix, peanut butter and crackers  • Comfort foods such as nuts, cookies, sweetened cereals, instant coffee, tea and hard candy  • Special dietary and baby foods  • Medications / Vitamins

Kitchen Supplies • Manual can opener  • Eating and cooking utensils, mess kits, plates and cups  • Matches or lighters in a waterproof container  • Emergency cooking/camping equipment  • Liquid detergent and household chlorine bleach  • Plastic bucket and lid  • Hand sanitizer  • Ice and cooler

Tools and Supplies • Flashlight and extra batteries  • Battery operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries  • Toilet paper, soap, personal hygiene items, feminine supplies and toiletries  • First aid kit  • Mosquito/insect repellent  • Special needs items such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens    solutions, hearing aid batteries and other personal items  • Hat  • Extra clothing for one week  • Rain gear  • Heavy duty plastic garbage bags  • Whistle  • Specialty items for infants, such as formula, diapers, wipes, bottles and pacifiers,    and for elderly relatives and pets  • Important documents such as passport, copies of credit cards, identification    cards and insurance papers  • Other items to meet your unique family needs such as games or books  • Blankets and/or sleeping bags  • Keys to house  • Cash, traveler's checks  • Extra charger for cell phone and power cord for laptop computer  • Lightweight folding chairs or cots  • List of important phone numbers

For more information on disaster supply kits, visit Ready America: Disaster Supply Kit

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