Now that hurricane season is finally here, and we’ve got a good sized storm headed our way on Thursday evening, it might be a good idea to run over some basic storm prep.
When Fran hit Raleigh in 1996, many folks were unprepared for the blocked roads and 3-5 day power outages. There are a lot of simple things you can do to prepare for a big storm. You’ve got about three days to prepare!
- Make sure you have all of your prescriptions filled.
- Fill your car(s) with gas.
- Charge your cell phones.
- Get some cash from the ATM.
- Make sure you have a portable radio and flashlights.
Go to the grocery store, and make sure you have the following:
- Fresh batteries for your flashlights and portable radio.
- Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 5 days. (depending on how far from town you live). Don’t forget pets!
- Food – non-refrigerated/frozen, at least enough for 3 to 5 days.
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices.
- Foods for infants or the elderly.
- Non-electric can opener.
- Propane/charcoal for the grill
- Paper plates / plastic utensils / trash bags
- Pet food/litter.
There are a lot more things you can do, depending on your level of comfort/crazy, but those things cover the most of it. For way more info, you can go to the national Hurricane Center disaster prep website.
Stay safe y’all!