Hurricane Season is less than a week away and there's already been a named storm in the Atlantic. It's time to get your hurricane preparedness kit stocked up and ready to be used if you need it.

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.

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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