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Hurricane season is here, we tell you what you’ll need to be prepared

Hurricane season runs June through November, which leaves one question, are you prepared if a storm heads our way? According to Hazard Management Cayman Islands, here are some of the essentials.

Drinking water – minimum of three gallons per person. Use bottled water or keep clean containers with tight-fitting lids. Once
you fill them, seal tightly and store them in a cool, dark place.

Non-perishable food & beverages – At least a 7- day supply for each person. Buy items in cans, plastic or other unbreakable, water-proof
containers.

Special needs items for the sick or disabled  Extra prescription medicine, two-week supply. (Ask your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines for storing these.) also a first aid kit.

Baby & children’s items – Food and liquid formula, diapers, wipes, snacks, and a few favorable small toys.

Cooking, heating equipment & fuel – Portable stove, mini propane tanks, waterproof matches or lighters and gasoline for generators

Tools and materials – Can opener..non-electric, sharp knife, duct tape, rope, hammer and some nails.

Lighting – Two flashlights for each person and 2 extra packets of batteries, replacement bulbs, and batteries
Note: It is best to avoid using open flames such as candles or kerosene lamps for lighting as these carry a great risk of starting a fire. Flashlights provide the safest light.

Extra accessories – pet food,  Extra gasoline for vehicles/generator, Blanket, sleeping bag and a small pillow for each person.

Hopefully, you won’t need any of this, but at least you’ll be ready should disaster strike.

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