Hurricane Preparedness

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frances-radar-melbourne-fla-090404-0334z2-for-webThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 13 to 20 named storms for the 2013 Hurricane season that has already started and will end on November 30.

Hurricanes can knock power out, trees fall and government agencies are stretched to the max. Being prepared for things like this will make life much easier. Many people suffer great hardship waiting for supplies to come to them. Make sure your family has the necessary supplies. Hitchcock’s wants to keep you safe. We have many of the supplies that you will need for the season. Keep this list in a handy place and give it to your friends and family. Have an emergency plan and let Hitchcock’s help you keep living…..the Good Life!

Emergency Hurricane List

Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. You can also stock up on soda and beer and wine as you might as well enjoy your time off!
Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Keep in mind that unless you have gas you will not be able to heat anything. Look for canned meats like Tuna and Chicken that are fully cooked.
Paper/plastic plates and cups as you may not be able to wash dishes
Manual Can opener
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Batteries and matches (Keep them in a water proof container)
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Pet food and other pet supplies
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Local maps (Your computer will not work)
Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Books, magazines and board games
Make sure your vehicle is topped up with gas. Ask about Pump Perks at the register.


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