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Are Your Ready For Hurricane Season?

April 16, 2019 2 min read

Depending on where you live in the USA, a hurricane is either some far-flung weather phenomenon that other people worry about, or it’s a powerful force that tears through your region on an annual basis, leaving a trail of destruction behind it. Many states on the Eastern seaboard have to take this threat seriously, whether it’s the sunny cities of Florida, or New England metropolises like New York.

When a hurricane hits, all bets are off. As advanced our modern civilization is, everything that we enjoy, the electrical power, the access to safe, clean drinking water, even our roads, may be taken away. We’ve seen it happen over the last decade, it’s foolish to think it won’t happen again. When it does, what will you do?

Be Prepared

The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is be prepared. This is a combination of taking the measures to have some kind of emergency food storage and water. But it also means making sure that the emergency supply is accessible. A provision of food and water does you no good if it’s trapped in a storage shed or other structure you have no access to.

So make sure that you don’t just think about emergency food supplies, you also think about location. Double your chances of successful emergency recovery by storing food near your home and at another location. This way, even if something happens to your home, you have an auxiliary or fallback to rely on. If you have pets, remember to take their needs into account as well if their continued survival during an emergency is important to you.

Hurricanes happen every year across different parts of the Atlantic. If you prepare for them, you and your family will be in a much better position to recover safely and securely from their effects, and that includes emergency food storage and water.

Make sure your hurricane kit includes:

  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Battery-operated lanterns
  • Batteries (in different sizes!)
  • Matches
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Rain gear
  • Clock (wind-up or battery-powered)
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Scissors
  • Can Opener
  • Clean clothes
  • Extra blankets
  • Heavy gloves

    Pack non-perishable food for each person for 3-7 days, here are some great kits:
  • Grab and Go Bucket
  • 72 Hour Kit
  • 1 Month Supply
  • 1 Year Supply

  • Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day)
  • Bottled juice
  • Two coolers:
  • One for drinks & one for food
  • Canned foods
  • Manual can opener
  • Dry pet food

  • House Checklist

  • Remove outdoor items
  • Trim dead branches from trees
  • Board up windows
  • Fill gas tanks and extra containers
  • Get extra cash
  • Move furniture away from windows
  • Store important documents in waterproof containers
  • Extra supply of medicines

  • Medical Needs

  • Medic-alert tags
  • Insect-repellent sprays
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Children's medicine
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers