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Hurricane season is among us and it lasts all the way through the end of November. Although right now we do not have anything to worry about, it is still important to prepare and plan! If you’re new to a state with hurricanes, haven’t been through one in a while, or have found your family is in a different palace; this post is for you! I hope you find this list helpful in your prep for a hurricane evacuation!
Prepare Your Home
Before you leave your home you’re going to want to make sure you’ve left everything in place. By that I mean there are few things you want to make sure you have/do just in case the storm causes any damage. First you’re going to want to take photos of the outside of your home. This will help in case you need them for insurance claims if the storm does cause any damage. Which brings me to my next tip, insurance. You want to get or update your current insurance and make sure that it covers these types of damages. It is very common for trees and things flying around to cause damage to others property. Next, bring in any outdoor furniture and plants! This is important because as previously mentioned!
Pack An Emergency Bag
What you pack in this bag is essential. Only pack what you need and what is important. A few things i recommend are a first aid kit, flashlight, batteries, CASH incase of power outages, all chargers you may possibly need, any medications you may need, a few non-perishable foods (shelters of where you’re going will have some, but bringing your own will not hurt), important documents (identification) that can be difficult to get replacements of, personal hygiene products. You will also need gallons of water, this is a hurricane hot commodity. But we like the water bottle packs. We buy them often and always make sure to have a couple of unopened packs especially during hurricane season.
For our emergency bag I keep these things here year round and by the front door closet. With the help of Cricut I personalized and made these items stand out so they don’t get lost!
I used my Cricut machine to create an iron on for an out to-go bag and labeled it in The Brown Emergency Bag. That way when it is not in use, this bag ONLY serves as the bag for our emergencies.
Items used for these projects
Cricut Joy – https://shrsl.com/337kw
Duffle bag of choice
Next I got a special folder and first aid kid that stays in this bag year round. The first aid kit I make sure to check the expiration date of and update as needed! The folder is empty until hurricane season rolls around, but it is compact and easy to spot due to our labeling!
I tried to make this list as easy as possible because during an emergency the last thing you want to do is read through things you don’t really need. I hope you find this helpful! Being prepared takes off the stress of an evacuation that usually doesn’t allow much prep time!
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