Assemble Disaster Supplies (Hurricane Preparedness)

Hurricane Preparedness - Assemble Disaster Supplies. Food and water. Medicine and prescriptions. Cash on hand. Radio, batteries, phone chargers. Keep gas tank full. Pictured: Disaster supplies and an emergency preparedness checklist.

Whether you’re evacuating or sheltering-in-place, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of 3 days (store a longer than 3-day supply of water, if possible). Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, follow health guidelines from your local officials and the CDC.


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