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10 Essential Items for Hurricane Preparedness

For many people, Hurricane Season is a worrisome time that requires proper preparation. Creating a basic emergency kit is a great way to make sure you and your family have the right essentials when disaster strikes. We’ve put together a list of the 10 most-needed items to pack in your emergency kit:

1. Food

Sometimes the most obvious choice is the right one. It’s always great to have a full supply of non-perishable food items in the case of an evacuation, or needing to stay at home for an extended period.

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2. Flashlights

It’s hard to know, exactly, what damages a storm will cause, so it’s important to have a good flashlight in case the power goes out.

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3. Batteries

Losing power is always a concern during a hurricane. Extra batteries allow you to maintain some form of power and communication.

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4. Multi-tools

A hurricane can cause a wide variety of issues for you and your home. Having a compact, multi-purpose tool can be incredibly helpful for a variety of tasks.

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5. First-aid Kits

During a storm, access to medical care could be limited. Having a first-aid kit/medical supplies is essential for survival.

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6.  Hygiene Items

Having personal hygiene items can prevent disease, as well as supplement hygienic needs for those who have been displaced from their homes.

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7. Cell Phone Chargers

If you have access to a power source, keeping your phone charged is important so you can maintain contact with family and emergency services.

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8. Blankets

Blankets are a versatile and necessary piece of any emergency kit. Shop blankets for every family member, including fleece blankets, baby and pet-sized blankets and survival blankets.

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9. Toys & Games

Keeping the family  entertained and distracted provides peace of mind and a level of normalcy during a difficult time. Explore children and adult coloring books, board games, toys and activities.

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10. Personal documents

Hurricanes can completely upend one’s life. Having copies of your important, personal documents stored safely, can make all the difference when rebuilding.

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DollarDays works closely with many national and local disaster-relief organizations, and is proud to offer these critically needed items to those who need it most.

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