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Hurricane Recovery

HURRICANE PREPARATION

Hurricane Season 2010 is almost here.  How can you prepare for a hurricane?  In addition to the disaster supply kit below, be sure your family has a disaster plan.  Know where you will evacuate, if necessary, and have a contact phone number for all family members to reach during this time.

DISASTER SUPPLY KIT

  • Water: at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3-7 days
  • Food: at least enough for 3-7 days
    -- non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
    -- foods for infants or the elderly
    --snack foods
    --non-electric can opener
    --cooking tools/fuel
    --paper plates/plastic utensils
  • Blankets/Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing -- seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Special Items -- for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries / Hygiene Items / Moisture Wipes
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio: Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Telephones: fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards
    -- banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important Documents
    -- in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
    -- insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Tools: keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items
    -- proper identification / immunization records / medications
    -- ample supply of food and water
    -- a carrier or cage
    -- muzzle and leash
     
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