The 13 things you need in a hurricane disaster kit

posted by DZL - 

Hurricane Florence is expected to slam the East Coast later this week.  So it's a good time to talk about disaster kits.

 A new survey found two-thirds of homeowners don't feel prepared for a natural disaster . . . 60% don't have a plan in place . . . and 45% don't know what kind of supplies they should have on hand. 

So here are the 13 basic things every disaster kit should have . . . 

Water, at least three gallons per person . . . a three-day supply of non-perishable food . . . a flashlight . . . a portable radio to listen for updates . . . extra batteries for both . . . a first aid kit . . . a whistle in case you need to signal for help . . .

 Dust masks . . . plastic sheeting and duct tape . . . sanitation supplies, like garbage bags and moist towelettes . . . a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities . . . a manual can opener . . . and at least one map of the area, in case your GPS goes out.

 A few OTHER good things to think about are an extra pair of glasses . . . an extra battery for your phone . . . food and water for your pets . . . extra blankets and clothes . . . matches or a lighter . . . a fire extinguisher . . . and CASH.  (See more here.) 

And if you know there's a potential disaster coming, make sure you're stocked up on any prescription meds you might need. 


Below is an older video, but still holds true today... 

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