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Survival kit checklist to prepare for hurricanes

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Here's a checklist of things you should consider doing in preparation for a hurricane.

Have a 3-7 day supply of each item for every person in your home.

CLICK HERE for a downloadable survival kit checklist

CLICK HERE for more information on hurricane supply kids, visit: American Red Cross | Ready America

Water

1 gallon of water per person per day (additional water for bathing, etc.) Store water in clean plastic containers

Food

Purchase foods that require no refrigeration and little preparation, such as: Ready-to-eat canned food Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water) Snacks: cookies, cereals, etc. Soft drinks, instant coffee, tea Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)

For Baby

Formula, bottles, powdered milk, jarred baby foods Diapers, moist towelettes and special medications

Pets

Newspapers or cat litter Moist canned foods (to preserve water) Plastic sheets to cover floor of pet's room

Medicine

First aid kit Rubbing alcohol Aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, antacid Extra prescription medication (especially for heart problems and diabetes) Ask your physician how to store prescription medication Personal Items Toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo Personal and feminine hygiene products Denture needs, contact lenses and an extra pair of eyeglasses Sun protection, insect repellent

Other supplies

Battery-operated radio, flashlights, non-electric can opener, extra batteries Charcoal, waterproof matches, extra propane gas for grills (Use grills outside only!) ABC-rated fire extinguisher in a small canister Portable cooler Plenty of absorbent towels, plastic trash bags Wind-up or battery-operated clock Tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, hammer and nails for temporary roof repairs Cleaning supplies such as chlorine bleach Aluminum foil, paper napkins and plates, plastic cups Can of spray paint (can be used to identify your home by insurance adjusters in case it's damaged) At least one change of clothing per person, sturdy shoes, hat and work gloves Pillows and blankets or sleeping bags
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