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  • Hurricane Emergency Supplies

    Monday, September 4, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    Hurricane Emergency Supplies

    Be Smart, Be Prepared, Be Safe
    Hurricane Emergency Kit Supplies

    With Hurricane Irma potentially touching land here in South Florida, it is never too early to start preparing! It is better to be over prepared than under prepared! Use the tips below when performing your hurricane preparing and creating your hurricane kits. 

    HURRICANE KIT: Assemble this kit before the storm.
    • Flash lights and extra bulbs
    • A wind up or battery operated clock
    • Battery Operated Radio
    • NOAA Emergency Wheather Radio
    • Extra Batteries
    • Toliet Paper
    • Matches
    • Scissors
    • Plastic Garbage Bags
    • Working Fire Extinguisher
    • A Clean Change of Clothes, Rain Gear, or Sturdy Swamp Boots
    • Fully charged, battery operated lanterns
    • Map of the Area
    • List of Important Phone Numbers
    • Copy of your insurance policy
    FOOD SUPPLIES: Keep enough non-perishable foods for at least two weeks. Keep them in a box and leave them alone.
    • Enough drinking water which equates to one gallon per person per day.
    • Ice
    • Shelf-stable milk or Juice Boxes
    • Beverages such as instant coffee or tea
    • Canned vegtables and fruits
    • Dried fruits
    • Prepared foods (canned soups, beef, spaghetti, tuna, chicken, ham, packaged pudding)
    • Snacks (crackers, cookies, hard candy, unsalted nuts)
    • Snack spreads (Peanut butter, cheese spreads, jelly)
    • Cereals
    • Sugar, salt, pepper
    • Dry and canned pet food if you have pets
    HARDWARE: Have some tools handy for during and after the storm
    • Hand Tools: hammer, screwdrivers to use currently if needed, shovel and pickaxe for after the storm.
    • Power Screwdriver
    • Quater inch machine screw sockets and screws
    • Plastic sheeting to cover funriture
    • Rope
    • Sturdy working gloves
    • Duct tape to waterproof items; masking tape will not be strong enough
    • Sturdy nails
    FIRST AID SUPPLIES: prepare for the worse and hope for the best.
    • Medical Supplies
    • A First-Aid Handbook
    • Petroleum jelly, for itching releif
    • Ointments for burns and cuts
    • Antiseptic solution
    • Sunscreen
    • Extra over the counter medicines (for colds, allergies, or coughs)
    • Aspirin or Ibuprofen
    • Feminine hygiene items
    • Rubbing Alcohol
    • Iodine
    • Thermometer
    • Cotton-tipped swabs
    • Adhesive bandages
    • Tweezers
    • Needles
    • Latex Gloves