We are heading into the last month of Hurricane season here on the East coast. It’s unusual to have one this late but has occurred so it’s better to continue to be prepared. We can also get hit with ice storms and the occasional snow storm. Here’s a good list of items to keep in your home in a box for emergencies. I’ve also inserted a great post from Lisa Kaplan Gordon and HouseLogic.com below the list for 3 new items they recommend. It’s always a good idea to review the items in your Emergency Kit each season and refresh old items or outdated items so you’re always prepared.
Emergency Kit List
A full tank of gas in your vehicles
A full tank of propane for your gas fireplace/and or grill
Drinkable water, enough for about 3-7 days
Powdered milk or the Shelf Stable milk
Battery powered or hand cranked powered NOAA Weather Radio
Flashlight, batteries to last for at least 72 hours
Manual Can Opener
Chargers for phones and tablets
Cards, or small games to keep kids occupied
Prescription medications in case you are evacuated
Diapers, formula and baby food
Pet food and drinking water
Paper plates, cups etc
The old adage of you can never be too prepared is always true. Having weathered quite a few big hurricanes I learned by my second one that it was always better to be prepared than searching in the dark for the items needed.