Hurricane supplies: Be prepared!

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Hurricane SuppliesNever wait until the last minute to stock up on your supplies with the hurricane season in sight!

Here’s a list of hurricane supplies we put together for you:

  • Dry, canned and non-perishable food (Enough for at least a three day supply)
  • Water: One gallon of water per person for drinking and sanitation (Enough for at least three days)
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper . When diluted (nine parts water to one part bleach), this can be used as a disinfectant or in an emergency. You can also treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, colour safe or bleaches with added cleaners
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlights
  • Battery-powered radio (preferably a weather radio)
  • Extra batteries for all battery operated gadgets
  • First aid kit with latex gloves, sterile dressings, soap/cleaning agent, antibiotic ointment, burn ointment, adhesive bandages in small, medium and large sizes, eye wash, thermometer, aspirin/pain reliever, anti-diarrhea tablets, antacids, laxatives, small scissors, tweezers & petroleum jelly
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Whistles for each person
  • At least a seven-day supply of prescription medications
  • Equipped tool box or a multipurpose tool with pliers and a screwdriver
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • Contact information for family
  • A sleeping bag for each person
  • Cash
  • Silver foil emergency blanket
  • Map of your neighbourhood
  • Matches
  • Garbage bags
  • Feminine supplies and person hygiene items
  • Plastic cups, plates and paper towels in case there is no water to wash up dishes
  • Baby supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Wet wipes
  • A camera (to document storm damage)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Tools and supplies for securing your home
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Dust masks
  • An extra set of house keys
  • An extra set of car keys
  • An emergency ladder to evacuate the second floor
  • Activities for children
  • Charcoal and matches, if you have a portable grill, but only use it outside

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