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Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 29, 2022
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When preparing for a tropical storm or hurricane, it is important that you have a supply kit ready to go.

Here are the supplies the Fox 4 weather team recommends you keep on-hand if a dangerous tropical system heads for Southwest Florida:

  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Cellular phone and charger
  • Charging station (a bank of power with ports for USB/USB-C powered devices)
  • Drinking water (rule of thumb - 1 gallon per person per day)
  • Prescription medications (2-week supply)
  • Camera
  • Books, magazines, and toys
  • Ice chest and ice
  • Disposable plates, glasses and utensils
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery-operated TV/Radio and clock
  • Spare batteries
  • Flashlights or lantern
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Baby food and formula
  • First aid kit
  • Plastic tarp sheeting
  • Duct or masking tape
  • Nails, rope, lumber and tools
  • Leather-palmed work gloves
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Soap and detergent
  • Portable camping solar shower
  • Unscented bleach for sterilization
  • Tincture of iodine or water purification tablets
  • Pet food and medicine
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fuel for generators and cars
  • Propane gas for grills
  • Charcoal and lighter fluid
  • Waterproof matches and sterno
  • Non-perishable food
  • Powdered milk, evaporated milk or Parmalat
  • Canned meats or fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Dried foods
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned soups/chili
  • Crackers/cookies
  • Coffee/tea
  • Disinfectant
  • Cereal
  • Pudding
  • Rain gear

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