At FB DOORS, we care about the security that your family needs in the presence of hurricanes, and always recommend the installation of impact windows and doors; However, we also recommend that before the hurricane season, you and your family should prepare an emergency kit to meet any needs that may occur during a storm. It is important that your emergency kit is a waterproof container and is easy to transport.
Here are some items we recommend you have in your emergency kit:
- Store water in plastic containers, such as juice or milk bottles; keep them in a cold and dry place. – Avoid containers that deteriorate or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles.
- Store water in a tub to bathe yourself and to clean toilets.
- Store one gallon of water per person per day, for up to seven days.
- Keep bottled water in its original and sealed container. Make sure to check the expiration date.
- Choose healthy, non-perishable foods that do not need refrigeration before and after opening them. Foods that do not require cooking are easier to handle.
- Store at least a three to seven-day supply of food per person.
- Canned or packaged non-perishable meats or fish (make sure to carry a manual can opener).
- Canned vegetables, fruits, and packaged nuts.
- Disposable plates and utensils, napkins and paper towels.
- Pack matches in an airtight bag.
- Use grills or gas-based burners outdoors only.
- Check with your health care provider and pharmacist to provide emergency medications. When a federal emergency is declared, you can get an additional 30-day supply without a price increase, even for recently stocked prescriptions.
- Make a list of all medications.
- Alcohol wipes, syringes, test equipment, ice or other refrigerants for medications that require lower temperatures.
- Include anti-diarrheal and antacid medications for upset stomachs.