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

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.

About the author

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell Jr. joined Cayman 27 in the spring of 2018. He started off as a part-time photographer but thanks to his hard-work, dedication and eye for photography, he was offered a full-time position as a reporter trainee. Seaford is committed to bringing the people of Cayman informative and balanced news about what’s happening in the community.

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