Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hurricane Survival Kit

Hurricane Survival Kit

by Dr. Rick Knabb Essential Items

During a hurricane, and possibly for days or even weeks afterward, electricity and other utilities might not be available. Debris and/or water might block the roads, preventing vehicles from getting in our out of your neighborhood. Help might not reach you for days after the hurricane, so you’ll need to be completely self-sufficient during that period.

Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on hand, well before a hurricane threatens:

At least a 3-day and preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)

Non-perishable food

Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies

Manual can opener

First aid kit

Prescription and non-prescription medicines


Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers

Battery-powered radios and flashlights

Plenty of batteries

Extra cash

Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)

More Hurricane Preparedness Articles:

Prepare for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings

When a Hurricane Threatens

WeatherReady - Protect Your Home from Hurricanes
Red Cross 

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