Stock-Up Check­list For Your Hur­ri­cane Sur­vival Kit

The Star (St. Lucia) - - HURRICANE SPECIAL -

START GATH­ER­ING THESE ITEMS TO­DAY FOR YOUR HUR­RI­CANE SUR­VIVAL KIT.

FOOD AND WA­TER: Stock a 3-day sup­ply for each fam­ily mem­ber in­clud­ing pets. Store in sealed un­break­able con­tain­ers. • Bot­tled wa­ter (3 gal per per­son/ per day) Don't for­get wa­ter for an­i­mals • Wa­ter pu­rifi­ca­tion tablets • Non-per­ish­able foods • High-en­ergy pack­aged foods (peanut but­ter, crack­ers, nuts, raisins & dried fruits, snacks, cook­ies, etc.) • Shelf-pack­aged juices (cans or car­tons) • Canned, pre­pared meats • Canned, pre­pared foods • Baby food/for­mula • Pet food • Pow­dered or canned evap­o­rated milk • Spe­cial di­etary needs • Toi­let pa­per & moist tow­elettes • Sponges & pa­per tow­els • Soap, sham­poo, other toi­letries (tooth­brushes, tooth­paste, de­odor­ant) • Baby Di­a­pers, wet wipes GEAR: • At least one change of cloth­ing for each per­son • Rain gear (pon­chos, um­brel­las, boots, etc.) • Blan­kets, sleep­ing bags, pil­lows • Flash­lights (1 per per­son with1 ex­tra pack­age of bat­ter­ies each) • Bat­tery-pow­ered ra­dio, with ex­tra bat­ter­ies • Alarm clock (wind-up or bat­tery op­er­ated) • Portable cooler/ice chest • Bleach • Can opener (han­d­op­er­ated) and util­ity knife • Pots, pans, cook­ing spoons • Dis­pos­able plates, cups, uten­sils • Bu­tane lighters and wa­ter­proof matches (in plas­tic bags) • Portable bar­beque grill or coalpot • Char­coal and lighter fluid or stove fuel • Pet car­ri­ers, bowls, leashes, chain and stake • Plas­tic gro­cery bags (as many as you can save - you'll use them for ev­ery­thing) IM­POR­TANT DOC­U­MENTS: • Driver's li­cense (for each per­son or photo ID) • Im­por­tant phone num­bers (up­dated ad­dress book) HEALTH NEEDS: • Pre­scrip­tion medicine (2week sup­ply) • Med­i­cal pa­per­work, in­clud­ing in­sur­ance cards a copy of pre­scrip­tions and a list of al­ler­gies • Pain re­lief and anti-di­ar­rhoea med­i­ca­tions • Vi­ta­mins • First Aid Kit • Sun screen • In­sect re­pel­lant • Fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts and birth con­trol

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