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Hurricane Dorian Prep List

Wednesday, August 28, 2019   /   by Carl Gentile

Hurricane Dorian Prep List

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Hurricane Dorian Prep Checklist

with Hurricane Dorian approaching South Florida it's important to start your hurricane prep early and to be prepared in case of the worse. At this time, forecast predictions show the storm can go anywhere right now from the Keys to Georgia to the Carolinas, it's still too early to know for sure, but it is advised and wise to be ready. Below is a list of supplies we suggest you should be prepared with in case of loss of power or dangerous road conditions for multiple days.

HURRICANE KIT: Assemble this before the storm
  • Flash lights and extra bulbs
  • A wind up or battery operated clock
  • Battery Operated Radio
  • NOAA Emergency Wheather Radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • Toliet Paper
  • Matches
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Working Fire Extinguisher
  • A Clean Change of Clothes, Rain Gear, or Sturdy Swamp Boots
  • Fully charged, battery operated lanterns
  • Map of the Area
  • List of Important Phone Numbers
  • Copy of your insurance policy
  • Cash - the ATMs if power is out won't be working


FOOD SUPPLIES: Keep enough non-perishable food for at least two weeks. Keep them in a box and leave alone
  • Enough drinking water which equates to one gallon per person per day.
  • Ice
  • Shelf-stable milk or Juice Boxes
  • Beverages such as instant coffee or tea
  • Canned vegtables and fruits
  • Dried fruits
  • Prepared foods (canned soups, beef, spaghetti, tuna, chicken, ham, packaged pudding)
  • Snacks (crackers, cookies, hard candy, unsalted nuts)
  • Snack spreads (Peanut butter, cheese spreads, jelly)
  • Cereals
  • Sugar, salt, pepper
  • Dry and canned pet food if you have pets

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HARDWARE: Have some tools available for during and after the storm
  • Hand Tools: hammer, screwdrivers to use currently if needed, shovel and pickaxe for after the storm.
  • Power Screwdriver
  • Quater inch machine screw sockets and screws
  • Plastic sheeting to cover funriture
  • Rope
  • Sturdy working gloves
  • Duct tape to waterproof items; masking tape will not be strong enough
  • Sturdy nails


FIRST AID SUPPLIES: Prepare for the worse and hope for the best.
  • Medical Supplies
  • A First-Aid Handbook
  • Petroleum jelly, for itching releif
  • Ointments for burns and cuts
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra over the counter medicines (for colds, allergies, or coughs)
  • Aspirin or Ibuprofen
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Iodine
  • Thermometer
  • Cotton-tipped swabs
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Needles
  • Latex Gloves

With uncertainty of where the storm will hit over the Labor Day Weekend it's important to start the planning process early and be ready should the storm strike. Be smart, be safe, be prepared South Florida.

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