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What do you need in your hurricane survival kit?

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 04:26:07-04

With Hurricane Dorian's potential impact on South Florida uncertain over the next few days, it's important to stock up on much-needed supplies now.

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Emergency management officials recommend you have the following items in your home:

  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Cellular Phone and Car Charger
  • Drinking Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Prescription Medicine (2-week supply)
  • Camera
  • Books, Magazines and Toys
  • Ice Chest and Ice
  • Disposable Plates, Glasses and Utensils
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Battery-operated TV/Radio and Clock
  • Spare Batteries
  • Flashlights or Lantern
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers and Wipes
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • First Aid Kit
  • Plastic Tarp Sheeting
  • Duct or Masking Tape
  • Nails, Rope, Lumber and Tools
  • Leather-Palm Work Gloves
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Soap and Detergent
  • Portable Camping Solar Shower
  • Unscented Bleach for Sterilization
  • Tincture of Iodine or Water Purification Tablets
  • Pet Food and Medicine
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fuel for Generators and Cars
  • Propane Gas for Grills
  • Charcoal and Lighter Fluid
  • Waterproof Matches and Sterno
  • Non-perishable Food
  • Powdered Milk, Evaporated Milk or Parmalat
  • Canned Meats or Fish
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Dried Foods
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Soups/Chili
  • Crackers/Cookies
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Disinfectant
  • Cereal
  • Pudding
  • Rain Gear

You can learn more about preparing for Hurricane Dorian with the WPTV Hurricane Survival Guide by clicking here.

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The latest forecast shows Dorian becoming a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall somewhere between Georgia and South Florida on Sunday or early Monday morning.

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