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The best hurricane supply checklist

Posted: 11:23 AM, Jun 05, 2017
Updated: 2018-11-26 18:27:45Z

If a hurricane is heading our way, you'll want to make sure you have essential items with you at all times in case you need to evacuate.
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  • One gallon of water per person, per day

  • Enough non-perishable food to last you and your family several days.
  • A battery-operated TV or radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Manual can opener
  • Disposable eating utensils

Waterproof matchesCharcoal and lighter fluid
Toiletries
First aid kit
Prescriptions & baby supplies
Valuable documents in a waterproof container
Cash

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2018 STORM NAMES

Alberto Leslie
Beryl Michael
Chris Nadine
Debby Oscar
Ernesto Patty
Florence Rafael
Gordon Sara
Helene Tony
Isaac Valerie
Joyce William
Kirk


HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.