What To Buy For A Storm

Food and Water:

  • Stock up on non-perishable food that doesn’t require cooking, such as canned goods, dried fruits, nuts, granola, cereal, and crackers.
  • Buy at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.
  • Consider purchasing a water filter in case the water supply becomes contaminated.

Medical Supplies:

  • Gather a first-aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you take.
  • Be sure to have extra supplies for longer storms.

Light Sources:

  • Find sources of light, such as flashlights, lanterns, and candles, along with ample batteries.
  • Get a battery-powered radio for news and updates.

Batteries and Chargers:

-Stock up on batteries of various sizes for flashlights, radios, and other electronics.

  • Conserve battery power by turning off devices when not in use.

Emergency Shelter:

  • If you anticipate a loss of electricity, consider buying a portable generator and fuel.
  • Securely fasten items around your home to prevent them from becoming projectiles in high winds.

Entertainment and Activities:

  • Gather books, puzzles, games, and activities to keep yourself and your family occupied during the storm.
  • Download audiobooks, podcasts, or e-books in case of a power outage.

Clothing and Bedding:

  • Pack warm clothes, blankets, and sleeping bags in case you lose power.
  • Bring raincoats and umbrellas for wet weather and waterproof boots for flooding.

Communication Tools:

  • Keep mobile phones fully charged and have car chargers handy.
  • Consider registering with a local emergency notification system for updates and alerts.

House Security:

  • Bring storm shutters, sandbags, duct tape, and plastic sheeting to reinforce doors and windows.
  • Reinforce your home’s exterior, including gutters and downspouts, to prevent damage from high winds.
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