The first day of Hurricane Season is two weeks away, so that means t's time to get your hurricane preparedness kit stocked up and ready to be used if you need it.

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall In Louisiana Leaving Devastation In Its Wake
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The American Red Cross has published a guide of key items you should have in your hurricane kit. I recommend getting plastic totes to store the items in so they can be stored easily and moved to a vehicle if you need to evacuate.

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Hurricane season begins June 1st, however, that doesn't mean a storm can't form in the Atlantic or Gulf from now until the official first day of the season.  It's best to be prepared.


Essential Items for Your Hurricane Kit


Here are some other items The American Red Cross recommends you have in your hurricane kit:

  • Multi-purpose tool  
  • Cell Phones, Tablets and Laptop Computers with Chargers   
  • Family and Emergency Contact Information 
  • Emergency Blanket 
  • Maps of the Area 
  • Baby supplies  
  • Pet supplies  
  • Extra Keys 
  • Extra Clothing 
  • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen 

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Gallery Credit: Rob Kirkpatrick

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