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Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Posted by August on Jul 28, 2022 4:55:38 PM
August

Living in an area that experiences hurricane season for six months out of the year, we need to be prepared. A great way to do a bit of pre-planning so that you're not panicking when a hurricane is on its way is to put together a Hurricane Preparedness Kit. 

I recently put together my hurricane preparedness kit using a list I received from the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. Below is the list of items the fire department suggests you have and a recent Financial Friday Community Panel on hurricane preparedness. On this panel, I was joined by Frank Johnson, WBTW News13 Chief Meteorologist, and Aaron Clay, Captain with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.

Items Needed for a Hurricane Preparedness Kit:

1. Water Storage- 2 gallons per person for 3-7 days

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2. Food- at least enough for 3-7 days, non-perishable packaged or canned foods/juices

3. Manual/non-electric can opener

4. Cooking Tools/ Fuel

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5. Specific Foods/ Sanitation items for infants and elderly

6. Fire Extinguisher

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7. Paper Plates/Plastic Utensils

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8. Warm Blankets/Sleeping Bags, Pillows, etc.

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9. Clothing- seasonal/ rain gear/ sturdy shoes

10. First Aid Kit/ Medicine/ Prescription Drugs

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11. Hygiene Items, toilet paper, moist towelettes, garbage bags with plastic ties

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12. Basic Tool Kit- wrench/pliers to turn off utilities

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13. Vehicle fuel tanks filled

14. Flashlight with extra batteries

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15. Radio- battery or crank operated & NOAA weather radio

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16. Fully charged cell phone with charger, car charger, and/or solar charger

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17. Important Documentation- proper identification, family emergency contacts, immunization and medical records, insurance policies, bank account numbers, social security cards, etc.

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18. Video Documentation of all Valuables

19. Cash

20. Keys

21. Special Items- for babies and the elderly

22. Toys, Books, Games

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23. Pet food and water for 3-7 days

24. Pet leash, carrier, and harness

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25. Pet immunization records and ID

 

Hurricane Preparedness Financial Friday Community Panel:


 

Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal