Hurricane Season is Here — Get Family & Home Ready Now

Summer is here and so is hurricane season.  If you want to be sure that your family and home will be safe when the high winds, heavy rain, flooding and storm surges arrive, now is the time to get ready.  Because hurricanes can be extremely dangerous and destructive — remember Katrina, Irene and Sandy? — the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you stock up on supplies in advance to avoid frantic last minute shopping trips and empty shelves.  Here’s a checklist of supplies you will want to have on hand:hurricane preparedness


Food and Medicine

  • Clean containers for water
  • At least 5 gallons of water per person (enough to last 3 to 5 days)
  • A 3- to 5-day supply of canned and non-perishable food (including a manual can opener for opening cans)
  • Baby food or formula
  • Prescription medicines and eyeglasses
  • Pet food and extra water for animals


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Personal Care Products

  • Hand sanitizer and wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) in case you don’t have clean water
  • Soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diapers


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In case you need to leave quickly during a hurricane, always keep an emergency kit in your car that includes:



Remember that when a hurricane strikes, there’s a good chance you may lose power and fresh water. You may even be stranded in your house for hours or days if roads are flooded or blocked by downed trees and wires.  In most parts of the U.S., hurricane season begins in June and lasts through November, peaking from mid-August thru October.  We recommend that you take the advice of the CDC and prepare your family, home and car now so you’re ready when the next big storm hits.

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