Hurricane Florence is expected to slam the East Coast later this week. So it's a good time to talk about disaster kits.
A new survey found two-thirds of homeowners don't feel prepared for a natural disaster . . . 60% don't have a plan in place . . . and 45% don't know what kind of supplies they should have on hand.
So here are the 13 basic things every disaster kit should have . . .
Water, at least three gallons per person
a three-day supply of non-perishable food
a portable radio to listen for updates
extra batteries for both
a first aid kit
a whistle in case you need to signal for help
plastic sheeting and duct tape
sanitation supplies, like garbage bags and moist towelettes
a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
a manual can opener
and at least one map of the area, in case your GPS goes out.
A few OTHER good things to think about are an extra pair of glasses . . . an extra battery for your phone . . . food and water for your pets . . . extra blankets and clothes . . . matches or a lighter . . . a fire extinguisher . . . and CASH. (See more here.)
And if you know there's a potential disaster coming, make sure you're stocked up on any prescription meds you might need.
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