Hurricane Preparedness Week is underway and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell says it is time for Floridians to get ready for the upcoming storm season.
That includes finding out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, reviewing or updating insurance policies, replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season.
A basic emergency supply kit from Ready.gov could include the following recommended items:
- Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
- Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
- Manual can opener (for food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Hurricane Preparedness Week wraps up Saturday. The Atlantic Hurricane season kicks off June 1st.