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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Items to have in your home:

Whether you stay or go, you should still put together a hurricane survival kit long before a storm ever threatens. If you're caught in the path of a hurricane, these are the basic items to get you through the first few days after the storm passes. Even if you plan to evacuate, most of these items can travel with you. Here's what you need to stock up on for your Hurricane Survival Kit:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • Prescription medications you take
  • Blankets & Pillows (one per person)
  • Weather proof matches
  • Plastic trash bags
  • 1 gallon of water per person per day (5 day supply)
  • Chlorinated bleach
  • Basic tool kit including a hammer, nails, screwdriver, shovel and a saw
  • Wet wipes/Baby wipes/Toilet paper
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food & juices (5 day supply per person)
  • Manual can opener
  • Cooking tools, charcoal and lighter fluid
  • Paper plates & plastic utensils
  • An extra change of clothes, including sturdy shoes and a jacket
  • Fully charged cell phone
  • Cash
  • Toys to entertain your children
  • Books & magazines to pass the time
  • Copies of important documents
  • Vehicles fueled with a full tank

Download the ABC 7 MySuncoast.com Hurricane Guide and save or print it for an offline reference.

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1 comment:

  • rainman posted at 10:33 am on Thu, Jun 6, 2013.

    rainman Posts: 1

    May I also suggest a bottle of Hand Sanitizer. A second item would be a large tarp or two since your list has a hammer and nails.