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Getting prepped for hurricane season

Info-graphic provided by: Mississippi Department of Transportation

Info-graphic provided by: Mississippi Department of Transportation

Info-graphic provided by: Mississippi Department of Transportation

Info-graphic provided by: Mississippi Department of Transportation

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Hurricane is starting so it’s time to start getting prepared for possible hurricanes and tropical storms that could hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

One of the important things families need to be able to ride out a storm is a hurricane survival kit.

Here is a list of items recommended to put into your families survival kit:

Water:

  • Drinking water (one gallon per person per day for 14 days)

  • Water for cooking and hygiene (one gallon per person per day)

  • Water for pets


Food products:

  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food to last 14 days

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables

  • Canned or boxed juice

  • Canned or boxed milk

  • Powdered coffee or tea

  • Bread, crackers and cookies

  • Special food for babies and the elderly

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Peanut butter and jelly

  • Granola bars

  • Trail mix

 

Household items:

  • Cooler for ice and food storage

  • Flashlights with extra batteries or hand-crank

  • Car charger for cell phones

  • Battery operated digital TV with car charger adapter

  • Grill with extra propane, charcoal or Sterno

  • Waterproof matches

  • Paper plates, bowls and cups

  • Napkins, paper towels and toilet paper

  • Water purification tablets

  • Outdoor extension cords

  • Plastic eating utensils

  • Important family documents

  • Diapers

  • Book, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

  • Blanket

  • Towels

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Work gloves

  • Duct tape

  • Multi-tool

  • Waterproof tarps

  • Plastic sheeting

  • Rope

  • Basic tool kit

  • Moist towelettes

  • Extra cash

  • Maps

  • Bicycle helmet

  • Emergency generator

 

Health products:

  • Two week supply of prescription drugs

  • Two week supply of vitamins

  • Over the counter pain reliever

  • Toiletries and hygiene items

  • First Aid Kit

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Plastic garbage bags

  • Antibacterial hand soap

 

Pet supplies:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Documentation and license
  • Water
  • Medications
  • Crate of pet carrier