Right now, all eyes are on Hurricane Ian, but even when there isn’t a threat of a storm, living in Florida it’s a good idea to have a hurricane kit and you might be wondering what exactly you should put in it.
If you were out shopping this weekend, you may have seen the panic buying that some people were doing, stocking up on water, bread and toilet paper. It’s good to be prepared, but there’s a fine line between that and panicking. So you’re better off having a hurricane kit ready to go at the start of the season so you’re not freaking out when talk of a storm starts.
If you haven’t prepared yet, we have a few more days yet, so I recommend heading to the store today and grabbing a few essentials just in case.
And that’s not just for if you’re staying in town, it could also come in handy if you evacuate.
When a hurricane is threatening your area, you’ll have to make quick decisions about safety and evacuation. In severe cases, local authorities may order you to evacuate on short notice.
Of course, the decision to evacuate isn’t easy, but you want to make it as easy as possible but not having to hurriedly pack and possibly leave something you need behind, and being on the road, some supplies may be limited so it’s smart to have plenty ready to go. Also, you don’t want to have to waste time making stops trying to find things when you’re trying to get out.
Even if you’ve gone years without needed it, it’s better to be prepared and have one at the ready just in case.