Hurricane Dorian is rapidly approaching Northeast Florida including Jacksonville and Saint Augustine. Buyers Source Realty shares this list to help you and your family stay safe!
FEMA highlights the emergency supplies that you should gather in advance that you will need to stay safe before, during and after the hurricane.
Emergency Communication: Make sure you have everything you’ll need to get in touch with your family either through cellular phones or email.
Medical Needs: Be equipped to tend to any current or unexpected medical conditions your family may have.
Critical Documents: Place any important documents in a waterproof container to help keep them dry and easily accessible.
Tools and Safety Items: Small items like matches, flashlights, a multi-purpose tool, and a whistle can make a huge difference for your family while weathering the storm.
Food/Supplies: Have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your family. Remember to pack anything specific to your family’s needs. The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies.
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
- Protein or fruit bars
- Dry cereal or granola
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruit
- Canned juices
- Non-perishable pasteurized milk
- High energy foods
Hygiene and Sanitation: Practicing good hygiene can stop the spread of bacteria and infectious disease.
Protective Gear: Protect yourself by packing warm clothes and blankets to prevent hypothermia. Don’t forget protective footwear and gloves too.
Comfort and Priceless Items: You may be away from your home for an extended period and your property may be damaged. Grab any items that are irreplaceable or may provide comfort to your family, especially your children.