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Preparing For Hurricane Season

July 13, 2020
by TammyS | Health + Beauty
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Preparing For Hurricane Season

If Seniors Helping Seniors can assist you in any way, please call 772-492-838

Evaluate Your Needs and Make a Plan

  • What medicine do you take on a regular basis and do you have enough on hand?
  • Are you independently mobile and can you drive?
  • Where will I go if I have to evacuate my home?
  • Do I have the means to monitor emergency hurricane updates?
  • Who will I chose to make aware of my plan?

Emergency Preparedness Kit for Home

  • Water – 1 gallon/person per day
  • Food – 5-days-worth of non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Medications and essential toiletries, including toilet paper
  • Cell phone, charger and portable battery pack if no electricity
  • Small hand-cranked or battery-operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight (preferably long-lasting LED) with extra batteries
  • Place important documents in water-proof bag and put in a safe place (birth certificate, drivers license, Social Security, Medicare and other insurance cards
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Cash (ATMs will not be functional during power outages)

Emergency “Go Bag” small and portable, i.e. backpack or lightweight suitcase with wheels

  • Medications and travel-sized sanitary products and toiletries for a minimum of three days to a week
  • Cell phone, charger and portable battery pack if no electricity for a few days
  • Extra eyeglasses if you have them
  • Small first aid kit and Face Masks
  • If you use larger items, such as an oxygen tank, you will need a portable version
  • Clothing for few days and waterproof boots - you may have to walk through standing water or debris
  • Zip-top waterproof bag with photocopies of Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Social Security and Medicare cards, Power of Attorney, Will, Marriage, Adoption or Naturalization Certificates, Proof of Address, Deeds, Insurance, Medical and Immunization Records and information about your Credit and ATM cards, Emergency Contacts.  Leave originals in a safe, waterproof place or safety deposit box.
  • Bottled water and potable nourishment, i.e. granola bars, small cans of food, manual can opener
  • Cash – be sure to include small bills and rolls of quarters for vending machine needs
  • Baby and pet supplies

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