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Disaster Supply List

Hurrican season is upon us. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through the end of November. Here is a list of needed supplies to stay prepared if a hurricane comes our way. Some items will be in short supply in the days before landfall, so it’s best to stock up in advance:
•Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days; Also fill bathtub and other containers; Gator Aid is good to fend off dehydration
•Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days: non-perishable packaged or canned food; juices; foods for infants or elderly family members; snack foods; food for special diets
•Non-electric can opener
•Cooking tools / fuel
•Paper plates and cups, plastic utensils
•Bedding: Blankets , Pillows, etc.
•Rain gear
•Sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
•Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes / Dry shampoo
•Flashlight / Batteries / Lantern
•Radio: Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
•Telephones: Fully charged cell phone with extra battery; chargers; traditional (not cordless) telephone set
•Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards: Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
•Important documents: Place in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag: Should include insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, prescriptions, etc.
•Tools: Keep a set with you during the storm
•Gas: Fill up your vehicles several days before landfall is expected; Gas stations could lose power during a storm and supply trucks may not be able to reach the area
•Pet care items: proper identification / immunization records / medications; ample supply of food and water; a carrier or cage; muzzle and/ or leash; click here for complete pet checklist
•Bleach (without lemon or any other additives)
•Fire extinguisher
•Mosquito repellent
•Toys, books and games for children
•Duct tape