For those of us who live near the coast, June is more than just the beginning of sun-filled summer days. June also means it is the beginning of hurricane season. While we hope it is never needed, it is important to be organized and ready with hurricane supplies in the event a big storm heads your way.
As hurricane season begins, it is always a good idea to check your emergency kits and restock/replenish as needed (don’t forget to check expiration dates)…or if you don’t have an emergency kit already – now is the time to put one together! By planning ahead, you will save yourself some serious headaches and worry when the time comes. Every emergency kit might look slightly different based on your family’s needs, but we’ve put together a list of some things we always make sure to include in our emergency kits.
Emergency Kit Supplies
With hurricanes, you generally have the benefit of knowing a big storm is likely heading your way. When sheltering at home, these steps can help protect you and your family while you weather the storm and its impact on your area:
In the event you decide to leave town quickly/must evacuate when a big storm is heading your way, it is always a good idea to have a “go-bag” packed ahead of time. When it is time to quickly get out of town, you will be prepared and won’t have to worry about remembering all your necessities during stressful decision making moments.
Items to consider packing in your “Go Bag”
Living near the Gulf of Mexico, our emergency preparedness tends to focus on hurricanes, but these emergency kits/supplies/tips are good to consider for anyone who might find themselves facing an emergency situation.
Remember, as Benjamin Franklin once said, an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure!
Jen and Emily