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Hurricane Supply Checklist: Here's what you need to be ready

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 14:56:23-04

TAMPA, Fla. — When hurricane season rolls around, Floridians know to prepare as early as possible for any kind of weather. Having an up-to-date supply kit is an essential part of that preparation.

HURRICANE CENTER | ABC Action News Hurricane Center

What your disaster supply kit should contain:

  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
  • Foods for infants or the elderly
  • Snack foods
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Cooking tools / fuel
  • Paper plates / plastic utensils
  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Special Items - for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries - hygiene items
  • Moisture wipes
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents - in a waterproof container
  • insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Document all valuables with videotape if possible
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items
    • Proper identification / immunization records
    • Ample supply of food and water
    • A carrier or cage
    • Medications
    • Muzzle and leash