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08
Sep
2017

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A HURRICANE

The prospect of a hurricane can be quite upsetting, especially for those squarely in the path of an upcoming storm. While your natural response may be to panic – and who could blame you? – there are some things you can do now to keep your home as safe as possible should a devastating storm come to call.
 

Pack an Emergency Kit

Due to the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, it's always better to be prepared. An emergency kit can give you access to the kinds of supplies you'll need should a crisis occur, and should include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day
  • At least three days of non-perishable food
  • A week's worth of prescription drugs
  • First aid supplies, like band-aids, bandages, antiseptic, and ibuprofen
  • Important documents, like credit cards, ID, passports, birth certificates, prescriptions, utility bills, and car titles
  • Backup power sources for computers and cell phones, flash lights, radios, and batteries
  • Clothing, including warm attire, clean socks, and underwear
  • Pocketknife or wrench
  • Tarps and other ways to make temporary shelter
  • Matches, lighters, or other fire starters
     

Stock Up on Water

When access to clean water is eliminated, it can be very hard to bathe or use the bathroom. Instead of leaving your well-being up to chance, stock up on water now. Fill bathtubs, sinks, and other receptacles with as much water as possible so that toilet tanks can be refilled and water is available for...

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