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Hurricane Preparedness Week - Assemble Disaster Supplies

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of clipboard with emergency preparedness checklist and hand with pencil checking items off Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period too.

May 1st - 7th, 2022 is Hurricane Preparedness Week

Whether you have to evacuate or can stay in place during a storm, you need enough supplies to not only make it through the storm but for what may be a long period afterwards. 

Water and electricity may be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a minimum of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. 

Check out these sites for more information on assembling a disaster supplies kit:

Ready.gov - Build a Kit

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) - Assembling a Disaster Kit

Maintaining Your Kit:

  • Keep canned goods in a cool, dry place
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers
  • Replace expired items as needed
  • Review your needs every year and update as your family's needs change

Kit Storage Locations:

You never know where you'll be when disaster strikes. Prepare for any emergency by keeping supplies in your home, at work, and the car.

Stay safe and be prepared. Should water damage occur after a storm be sure to contact SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties at 219.779.7577


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