Hurricane Season Is Here — Be Prepared With These Emergency Kit Supplies

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By , 100.3 The Bull

As hurricane season picks up, make sure you are prepared for the storms approaching. Here's a list of items from READY.gov to have for your disaster kit.

Basic Emergency Supply Kit

—Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
—Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
—Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
—Flashlight
—First aid kit
—Extra batteries
—Whistle (to signal for help)
—Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
—Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
—Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
—Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
—Manual can opener (for food)
—Local maps
—Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Additional Supplies

—Cloth face coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
—Prescription medications
—Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
—Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solutionInfant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
—Pet food and extra water for your pet
—Cash or traveler's checksImportant family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
—Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
—Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
—Fire extinguisher
—Matches in a waterproof container
—Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
—Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
—Paper and pencil
—Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Pet Emergency Disaster Kit

—Food (at least a three-day supply in an airtight, waterproof container)
—Water (at least three days of water specifically for your pets)
—Medicines
—Medical records, proof of vaccinations, registration and adoption documents (talk to your veterinarian about microchipping)
—First aid kit (cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors, antibiotic ointment, flea and tick prevention, latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol, saline solution and a pet first aid reference book)
—Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash
—Crate or pet carrier (a sturdy, safe crate or carrier large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down)
—Sanitation needs (litter box and litter, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and household chlorine bleach)
—A picture of you and your pet together to prove ownership (add species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics)
—Familiar items (treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet)

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