What emergency supplies should I keep in my home in case of a hurricane?

You should stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. At a minimum, these supplies should include:
  • Several clean containers for water, large enough for a 3-5 day supply of water (about five gallons for each person). 
  • A 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food. 
  • A first aid kit and manual. 
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries. 
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets. 
  • Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach. 
  • Prescription medicines and special medical needs. 
  • Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers, and other baby supplies. 
  • Disposable cleaning cloths, such as "baby wipes" for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available. 
  • Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc. 
  • An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc.
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