Hurrican Shutters

Installing "Peace of Mind"

Get Supplies

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on May 7, 2014

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During and after a hurricane, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. Remember that a hurricane could cut off your power and water supply. You also may not be able to drive because of damage to your car. Roads may be flooded or blocked.

That’s why it’s best to be prepared — stock up on everything you might need now. Here’s a checklist of what you need:

Food and Medicine
Clean containers for water
At least 5 gallons of water per person (which should be enough to last 3 to 5 days)A 3 to 5 day supply of food that doesn’t go bad (like canned food)Baby food or formula
Prescription medicines
Safety Items
First aid kit and instructions
Fire extinguisherBattery-powered radio
Flashlights
Extra batteries
Sleeping bags or extra blanketsSupplies to make drinking water safe (like iodine tablets or chlorine bleach)Learn more about making drinking water safe.

Personal Care Products
Hand sanitizer
Wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) in case you don’t have clean water
Soap
Toothpaste
Tampons and pads
Diapers
Make sure your supplies are stored together in a place that’s easy to reach.

Make an Emergency Car Kit
In case you need to leave quickly during a hurricane, always keep an emergency kit in your car, too. Make sure you include:
Food that doesn’t go bad (like canned food)FlaresJumper cables (sometimes called booster cables)MapsTools, like a roadside emergency kit Learn more about supplies to include in your first aid kit.

A first aid kit and instructionsA fire extinguisherSleeping bagsFlashlight and extra batteriesHaving a GPS — either in your car or on your smartphone — can help during an emergency too.

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