• Hurricane Irma: Here is a list of items for a last-minute preparation kit

    By: Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Here are a few items you can put together to make a last-minute hurricane preparation kit.

    • One gallon of water per person per day
    • A flashlight and extra batteries
    • A three-day supply of non-perishable food – canned goods such as tuna, beans, and soup; peanut butter, bread, honey, energy bars, cereal, etc
    • Paper products like paper plates, paper towels, and toilet paper; also plastic forks and knives
    • A map of the area you live in or where you intend to evacuate to – GPS may be out,  roads may be blocked and you may need to find alternative routes
    • A manual can opener
    • A first aid kit
    • Some wet wipes
    • A pair of pliers or wrench to turn off utilities
    • A whistle to signal for help
    • A hand-crank or battery-operated radio 

    Source: FEMA.gov

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