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Hurricane Quick Prep Kit For 2020

This hurricane season is just as unpredictable as 2020 has been. We are now halfway through September and in the height of the hurricane season. We are experiencing this hurricane season in the midst of a global pandemic. This adds new obstacles to prepping for this hurricane season such as being able to acquire all of the essential supplies that you and your family may need. Throughout this year we have seen stores struggle to keep necessary supplies on their shelves, don’t wait to get prepared. 

When a hurricane is approaching the Florida coast most people run to the stores and gas stations in anticipation of the storm making landfall. Now imagine the usual hurricane rush on stores alongside the new norm of stores limiting the number of essential items each shopper is able to purchase. The Red Cross recommends that each household stay stocked with a two week supply of all essential items during the pandemic, hurricane season. With four hurricanes brewing off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic we must stay prepared for any and all of the storms to make landfall. Hurricane Sally made landfall earlier this week as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 MPH. Sally wreaked havoc over the Gulf shores bringing over two feet of flooding. Six inches of moving water is enough to sweep an adult off their feet, one foot of water is powerful enough to move most cars and SUV's. Now remember we are speaking about a CAT 2 hurricane, hurricanes have the capability of reaching CAT 5 with sustained winds of 150 MPH. The perfect conditions for a Hurricane are all around us. We must stay alert among the chaos and stay prepared. 

Don’t be left without the supplies your family needs. To manage the cost of your prepping, buy a few extra things each time you get groceries, and begin to build your back up supply. Things like canned food, batteries, extra toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water, and other non-perishable items will still be utilized in the event that you do not experience a hurricane this season. With four hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic now is the time to be prepared. Utilize home delivery services to get all of your hurricane prep needs delivered to your door. 

Items you may have forgotten to add to your prep kit
  • 1 gallon of water per person, per day.

  • First aid kit (fully stocked) 

  • Matches

  • Duct tape

  • Extra masks 

  • Extra batteries

  • Whistle

  • Zip ties 

  • Tarp

  • Can opener

  • Map of the United States

  • Portable charger

  • Large cooler to store food in case of loss of power. 

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