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Preparing a Hurricane Survival Kit (LONG VERSION)

Preparing a Hurricane Survival Kit (LONG VERSION)


Hello, my name is Jim Judge and I am the
Emergency Management Director for Volusia County Florida and I also serve on the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council in the area of preparedness. Five things that everyone should have in
their disaster kit certainly starts with water— one gallon per person per day is
the absolute minimum. Second to that you want to stay informed of the conditions
that are going on, so I recommend either a hand crank or battery-operated radio,
so that you can stay informed to the conditions. And then of course food is
going to be important and you want easy to prepare it could be fruit, it could be canned foods, canned tuna, things like that, that
are easy to eat. Make sure you have that can opener that’s non electric so that
you’re able to to open up those can openers but then also a first-aid kit
making sure you have your medications on hand. You know there’s a list of things
again within the redcross.org website or within that hurricane app, that have not
only the first five things but a list of other things too that will help you be
better prepared. Certainly, hurricane season runs from June 1st to November
30th, but you know hurricanes are just one potential threat to a community, so
we always recommend have your supplies, have your plan in place all year round.

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