Here’s what you need in your hurricane/emergency kit

Hurricane Isaias

An emergency kit is a group of items that your family may need in an emergency. ReadyNC.org has published an article of suggestions for the emergency kit, which include:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days
  • Food – non-perishable and canned food supply for 3 to 7 days
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Weather Radio with extra batteries
  • Cell phone with charger
  • First aid kit and first aid book
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off water
  • Blanket or sleeping bag – 1 per person
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Important documents – insurance policies, copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, bank account records
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cash and change
  • Books, games or cards
Add these items for Hurricane Season 2020 – to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus
  • Face coverings / masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes

Click here to visit ReadyNC.org for more details.

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