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Buy supplies early to prepare for the storm. When storm threatens, lines will be long and supplies short.
Sturdy working gloves
Duct tape to waterproof items. Masking tape isn't strong enough
Nails. There are many kinds, so look over your home now and determine what you will need. A nail too small, the wrong shape or hammered in wrong will fail, and that will give the storm the breach it needs to get into your home.
HURRICANE KIT Assemble this now. Put aside in a special box in garage. Keep heat-sensitive items inside home and rotate stock throughout season. Batteries can go in refrigerator.
Drugstores will be mobbed just before storm and closed for days after. Keep a 2-week supply of prescription drugs.
Medic Alert tags
Insect repellent sprays and candles
Feminine hygiene items
Insect bite lotion
Extra over-the-counter medicine (for colds, allergies)
Bandages and tape
Sterile rolls, bandages
Plastic bags, jugs or containers to store water and ice.
Water purification tablets (available at pharmacies and camping stores), 2 percent tincture of iodine or ordinary household bleach that contains hypochlorite as its only active ingredient - not bleach with soap, lemon or other additives.
Plastic to line bathtub.