Posted: 3:58 pm Monday, August 29th, 2016

BE READY! Here’s everything you should have in your Hurricane Supply kit! 

By Phoebe


I’ve lived in FL my whole life. In 2004 when we got storm after storm after storm, I just started working in radio. I remember losing power at home for days. There was no gas at the gas stations. I would go up to the radio station to do my college homework and just enjoy the air conditioning. Growing up in Florida, my parents always had a Hurricane supply kit ready. My mom would be so mad that I don’t have it ready to go. Shhh… don’t tell her.

Here’s everything you should have:

  1. Water! You should have one gallon per person per day.
  2. At least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food. Nothing that needs to go in the fridge.
  3. A battery powered radio.
  4. Flash lights & extra batteries
  5. First aid kit
  6. A whistle to signal for help
  7. Dust mask
  8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (this is for personal sanitation) gross 😉
  9. Wrench and pliers to turn off utilites
  10. Manual can opener (ya know, because you probably won’t have power if you need all of this other stuff)
  11. Local Map (Apple Maps isn’t gonna work well when your phone battery is dead)
  12. Cell Phone with chargers (get a solar charger!)

Don’t have all of this stuff? Start getting this stuff together little by little. Better safe than sorry!

 

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