Weekend tip: Prepare for hurricane season with checklist

In order to best utilize your time this weekend, check out some helpful tips on how to prepare yourself, and your family, for hurricane season. WTKR has more

Have supplies on hand to last at least three days. Put these essentials in your kit:

    Food that won’t spoil, such as canned goods and packaged foods
    Water, one gallon per person per day
    A working battery-operated radio and extra batteries
    A written family emergency plan

Once you have the essentials, you should add these items to your kit:

    Flashlights and extra batteries
    First aid kit including a list of allergies and extra contact lenses or glasses
    A written list of your prescriptions and the prescribing doctor(s) and at least a week’s supply of medications
    Sanitation supplies: toilet paper, soap, plastic garbage bags and personal hygiene items
    Change of clothing, sturdy shoes and a blanket or sleeping bag
    Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members

People can never be too prepared when it comes to storm readiness. By insuring these items are available and at the ready, residents of the Gulf Coast region can be ready for sudden storms. In the event of a storm that has given plenty of warning, evacuation is always the safest and least risky choice to make.

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