Hurricane Planning Part 1: Supply Kit
As hurricane season approaches, Southwest Florida residents are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Though we in Naples have certainly been spared the most extreme conditions over the years, it is important for owners of Collier County properties to take precautions against all eventualities.
Creating a disaster supply kit serves a two-fold purpose during a crisis: you and your family will be comfortably supplied with several days’ worth of food and water; just as importantly, you will then be able to focus completely on the situation at hand. You will also have time to secure your property, while others spend hours scrambling to buy supplies at stores. With the right planning, a disaster kit can be put together months ahead of hurricane season.
Some items to include are:
- A 72 hour supply of nonperishable food and water
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Sleeping bags
- Medications and toiletries
- Cell phone chargers
- Battery operated radio
- Entertainment (books, toys, games) for the kids
For more information about dealing with hurricanes in the Naples area, visit collierem.org, where a more complete list of supplies can be found.
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