June 1st marked the start of Hurricane Season and the experts are saying there will be an above average number of storms. Start preparing now so that you are not caught off guard. A Hurricane Kit needs to be a part of your preparation. Here are items to include in your kit.

Place the following items in a a sturdy, easy-to-carry water resistant container. Have enough supplies for at least three days.
•Water (one gallon per person per day) and ready-to-eat non-perishable foods such as tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit, and juice boxes.

•A manual can opener and cooking utensils.

•A battery powered radio or television able to receive HDTV signals, and plenty of batteries.

•A first aid kit and reference guide

•Prescription and non-prescription medicines, eye glasses, contact lenses, and hearing aid batteries.

•Copies of important documents such as a drivers’ licenses, birth certificates, insurance policies, and social security cards

•Cash – ATMs, debit cards or credit cards won’t work when the power is out.

•Extra clothing and blankets.

•Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.

•Emergency tools.

•Extra home and car keys.

•Food and water for your pets.

Xiomara Umana

I am originally from Washington, DC and was pre-med at The George Washington University. I have lived in South Florida for 10 years now. I knew from the time I was a little girl that I wanted to work in healthcare because I wanted to provide care to those that need it most. I am passionate about what I do and wake up every day wanting to make a difference in people's lives. You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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