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Hurricane Help: A Comprehensive Emergency Supply Kit

By | source:Here Sep 6th, 2018

Don’t get caught off guard in an emergency. With hurricane season in full force, having a hurricane supply kit is essential to your safety.  

Take the time to double check your supplies and make sure you have everything you need on hand to keep your family safe. Having food and water after a natural disaster is necessary. However, including other items makes the hours after an emergency easier on your family.

When it comes to food, nutrients are important. You should have enough food to last for three to seven days. You’ll need a gallon of water per person and a seven to ten day supply.  You’ll want to pack non-perishable foods, snack foods, cooking tools, fuel, utensils, and cleaning materials. If you have an infant or pet, then keep their nutritional needs in mind.

Tools and supplies help in an emergency, so make sure you have each listed item on hand. A pocket knife that includes other tools, like a screwdriver, corkscrew, and scissors, saves space and is multi-functional. Keep at least one flashlight handy, along with towels and buckets to help with sanitation. If you have canned goods stored, then make sure you have a can opener. Don’t forget your important documents, first aid kit, and activites for children.

This supply kit is a great way to prepare for a hurricane. You’ll have all the tools you’ll need to help you in a time of crisis. If you’re in need of more storm help, here is what you should do after a flood.