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Preparing for Hurricane Season
08-25-2011, 11:22 AM
Post: #21
Preparing for Hurricane Season
Weather Safety Emergency Checklist
Be ready for a weather emergency in advance and put together a basic survival kit.

Food Items:
Bottled drinking water
Bread
Crackers
Cookies, snacks
Canned fruit
Canned meat, fish
Apples, bananas
Dried fruit
Canned/boxed beverages
Fruit drinks
Peanut butter

Non-Food Items:
Ice
Coolers
Plastic forks and cups
Napkins
Can opener (non-electric)
Batteries for flashlights and radio
Plastic trash bags
Charcoal
Water purifying tablets
Flashlights
Candles and matches
Clothing and bedding
Extra socks and underwear
Pillows
Sleeping bag and blankets
Washcloth and towel for each person
Soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste
Deodorant
Shaving kit
Contact lens solution
Hair care items and mirror
Dentures
Sanitary napkins and tampons
Paper towels, toilet paper
Hearing aid batteries
Watch or clock
Portable radio with fresh batteries
Chlorine tablets
Spare pair of eyeglasses
Cash
Prescription medicines
Important papers (drivers licenses, insurance policies, social security cards)
Toolbox with hammer, nails, screws, screwdrivers and wrenches (to use after the storm to make your home livable again)
Cell phone (take an extra battery or a means to power or charge it)
list of people to contact for emergencies

First Aid Kit:
Keep contents of first aid kit in a waterproof metal or plastic box.

Prescription medicines (four-week supply)
Bandages and Band-Aids
Antiseptic
Adhesive tape rolls
Aspirin
Sun-screen
Insect repellent
First aid handbook
Scissors
Antibacterial soap
Safety pins
Thermometer
Needle (for splinters)
Items for Infants:

Small toys include favorite stuffed animals
Clothes
Diapers and baby wipes
Milk or formula
Powders, creams or ointments
Bottles and nipples
Baby food
Sheets, blankets, rubber pads
Portable crib
Plastic bags
Pacifiers

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08-25-2011, 01:52 PM
Post: #22
Preparing for Hurricane Season
ROLLTIDE Wrote:Weather Safety Emergency Checklist
Be ready for a weather emergency in advance and put together a basic survival kit.

Please don't forget what you need for your PETS (and be sure they have tags) ... food, extra water, and...very important...A CARRIER.


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08-26-2011, 08:48 AM
Post: #23
Preparing for Hurricane Season
Here's a few tips for you from my experience on the Gulf coast since June '04:

Duct tape on windows does nothing
if your windows break the rest of the house is next so board them up!!!! 5/8" plywood minimum
Most people forget about the garage door, if not secured it WILL fail. if your garage is attached it could likely damage the rest of the house next. 2x4's inside the garage door nailed at the top and concrete bolted at the bottom will work IF you also find a way to attach the center of the garage door to the 2x4.
Get extra water now.
You may be able to be safe by only evacuating 10 to 30 miles inland, don't get stuck on the interstate with everyone else trying to go 100 miles away.
6 hours before the wind starts, turn your fridge to it's coldest setting then don't open it. food will keep longer that way when power is out.
unplug all your expensive stuff, power spikes and surges from power line damage will happen.
Take pictures of the interior of your home and belongings for later reference if there is damage to your home.
Bring in a car or boat battery and hook an inverter to it for limited backup power, good for a radio and a light.
Use a radio - cable will be gone early, and satelitte dishes as well. the only TV your going to get is if you have a newer small portable HDTV with an antenna.
get work boots and work gloves ready to put on afterwards, you may have to walk over and move all manner of debris after the storm.
when traffic lights are out, it's a FOUR WAY STOP.

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08-26-2011, 01:53 PM
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fill washer to for extra water..

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05-24-2012, 09:54 AM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2012 09:54 AM by mavidal.)
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Time to bump this and put it as a sticky, people need to be reminded to get prepared.

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05-24-2012, 12:30 PM
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When you're ready for zombies............hurricanes aren't a problem

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05-24-2012, 12:47 PM
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I second that Munkie.

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05-24-2012, 02:57 PM
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My preparation for hurricane season involved only 1 thing. Moving from New Orleans to Boise Idaho. /knockonwo
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05-24-2012, 03:27 PM
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Natronic Wrote:My preparation for hurricane season involved only 1 thing. Moving from New Orleans to Boise Idaho. /knockonwo

That is one way to avoid a hurricane prepping, but now you have to put up with those potato pickers. I here they are quit an unruly bunch.

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05-24-2012, 06:58 PM
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Joe-Nathan Wrote:That is one way to avoid a hurricane prepping, but now you have to put up with those potato pickers. I here they are quit an unruly bunch.


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