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Old 02-15-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Wow, Sunrico, wish you were MY neighbor!!!

I've lived in FL most of my life and the only things I would add (which never ocurred to me until the five-in-a-row a couple of years ago) is to back your car into the garage so that if you need to drive out, you can drive straight out- less limbs to clear- and I have added a small tent. And, although I am not a gun person, I would get one of those if I didn't have children. Oh, and tampons!

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Hurricanes do happen - be prepared instead of surprised - plan ahead.

Basic items/categories you should stock for an emergency include:

1. Water
2. Food
3. First Aid Supplies
4. Clothing/Bedding
5. Tools & Emergency supplies
6. Special Items

Now is the time to go over your hurricane preparedness. If you have not made any emergency plans, you should do them now. Planning ahead will save you unnecessary stress from not knowing what to do or not having the supplies you will need to get you through the hurricane watch, warning, storm, and aftermath. Print and post this list on the refrigerator or somewhere it will be easily seen.

Plan Well Before Hurricane Season

Create An Emergency Plan

Discuss with family members what could happen

Discuss where to meet

Discuss what to do if an evacuation is needed

Discuss shelters/rules

Discuss what to do with family pets

Discuss how to protect elderly

Review the above Emergency Plan with your family every 3 to 6 months

Review Dates

1. __/__/__

2. __/__/__

Stored Supplies

Replace stored water every three months

1. __/__/__

2. __/__/__

Replace stored food every six months

1. __/__/__

2. __/__/__

Replace stored batteries

Test fire extinguishers according to instructions
Store your supplies in a convenient, dry place.
Review your supply needs yearly.
Keep items in air tight plastic bags.
Replace clothing articles for growing children.

Supplies to Have on Hand
A large, clean garbage can in which you can store your supplies until needed. This can also be used to store clean water for use during the storm.

CASH if the electricity goes out no automatic tellers will work.

Credit cards.

Identification/Valuable papers/documents

Drinking water for 5-10 days (1 gallon/person/day). Do not use milk containers that will break or decompose; use plastic soda bottles.

Canned/packaged food (1-2 weeks).

Canned meats, canned fish, canned fruits & vegetables, canned juices, dried fruit, bread, crackers, peanut butter, jelly and bottled water. Try to purchase in one meal packages, once opened they will spoil quickly.

Sugar, salt, pepper.

Coffee, tea bags.

Hard candy, especially for diabetics.

Special dietary foods.

Baby food/formula/diapers.

Food and medication for pets.

Toilet paper/paper towels/personal items/baby diapers.

Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush.

One change of clothing and footwear per person.

Two-week supply of prescription medicine.

Extra pair of glasses/contacts.

Aspirin/First Aid Kit.

Suntan Lotion.

Mosquito Repellant.

Non-electric can opener


Two portable coolers one for food; one for ice.

Battery-operated radio or TV.

Eating utensils/paper plates, cups, plasticware.

2-3 flashlights/extra batteries.

Lantern with fuel.

Bleach (for disinfecting).

Tarps.

Trash bags.

Matches (waterproof) and candles.

Fire extinguisher.

100 feet of rope.

Sleeping bags/blankets.

Duct tape.

Plywood/tools (hammer, screwdriver, nails, etc.).

Camp stove with extra fuel.

Extra car and house keys.

Car tire sealant.

Rain gear.

Books, cards, games, toys, etc. (for children).

Charcoal/ice. § Clean-up supplies (mop, bucket, towels, disinfectant).

Camera and film.

Other Items You May Need

Compass

Signal flares

Needles, thread


Medicine dropper

Whistle

Plastic sheeting

Map of the area

Utility knife

Tent

Hammer, pliers, screwdriver, saw

Aluminum foil, plastic storage containers

Disinfectant
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Wow, Sunrico, wish you were MY neighbor!!!

I've lived in FL most of my life and the only things I would add (which never ocurred to me until the five-in-a-row a couple of years ago) is to back your car into the garage so that if you need to drive out, you can drive straight out- less limbs to clear- and I have added a small tent. And, although I am not a gun person, I would get one of those if I didn't have children. Oh, and tampons!
Just move to Navarre.... Great input...
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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See Florida Hurricane net, provides important info that can help individuals that are searching for information.



http://www.floridahurricane.net/
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania and Florida
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We got hit with 3 in 13 months and got tired of it all. I purchased a home in the Pa mountains and evacuate in late May and come back around Halloween..

Much more fun to watch them on tv with the windows open.
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