Since it has been unseasonably cool (and wonderfully so), I haven’t really thought about hurricane season beginning and do NOT have any supplies on hand like I usually do, not even extra batteries! Well. I spent today working on furniture, tomorrow will be spent on visiting daughter, and gathering emergency supplies won’t be on the agenda until next weekend.
Unless, of course, a sudden storm forms and heads this way. Then I’ll be foot stomping and eye gouging for flashlight batteries at the stores with the best of them.
Things to have on hand in the event of a hurricane per the state of Florida:
Disaster Supply Kit
Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
foods for infants or the elderly
non-electric can opener
cooking tools / fuel
paper plates / plastic utensils
Blankets / Pillows, etc.
Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Special Items – for babies and the elderly
Toiletries – hygiene items
Flashlight / Batteries
Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
Toys, Books and Games
Important documents – in a waterproof container
insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
document all valuables with videotape if possible
Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet care items
proper identification / immunization records
ample supply of food and water
a carrier or cage
muzzle and leash
*sigh* I think the chain saw has bit the dust, so to speak, and we may have to break down and get another. The generator is still at the parents, so I think we’re gonna have to get another one o’ them, too.
Oddly enough, the handgun and ammo isn’t mentioned.