The aftermath of a hurricane can be devastating and leave you and loved ones without basic necessities. Here's a helpful guide to creating an essential and basic emergency supply kit.
It's recommended you pack these items in weather-proof duffel bags or plastic bins – or a combination of both.
Here's what to pack:
- Three-day supply of nonperishable food and water. A gallon per person, per day is recommended.
- Battery-powered radio or NOAA weather radio with tone alert.
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- Cellphone with chargers and a backup battery.
- Flashlight, first aid kit and extra batteries in various sizes.
- Whistle and dust mask.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties.
- Manual can opener.
This is just a partial list. For additional preparation information, watch this video from the American Red Cross.
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