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The best hurricane supply checklist

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2019-08-29 18:11:04-04

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

For a more detailed list of supplies and important local phone numbers. CLICK HERE.

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