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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Irma Resources & Must-Buy Supplies

This year's hurricane season is shaping up to be unusually active. The fourth hurricane of 2017, Irma , is now a Category 5 stormThe peak of the season is around September 10, which means more hurricanes are likely. On Tuesday, a tropical storm named Jose formed in the Atlantic east of Irma, though it's too early to say where it will go. 

There is a lot of information on how to prepare, the gist of it all however is to be updated and try to be at the right place and then have enough supplies on you. The list of supplies remains the same always - food, water, survival gear, and power. 

Must-buy products for an emergency like Hurricane Irma

1. Hurricane kit    
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  • 1 Duct Tape - Endless applications. An essential for any kit.
  • 1 Tarp - 10' x 12' reinforced rip stop polyethylene. Great for quick, on the spot shelter.
  • 1 ER™ Shelter-In-Place Plastic Sheeting
  • 5 ER™ Emergency Candles - Long burning for emergency lighting.
  • 1 Box of Waterproof Matches - 50 waterproof matches. Unique non toxic formula.
  • 1 N95 Particulate Respirator - recommended respiratory filter face mask.
  • 1 Axe - Flattened head for hammering. 2 tools in 1!
  • 3 Document Storage Bags - Waterproof, zip-lock bags. Protect important documents, IDs, and more!
  • 1 Safety Goggles - Adjustable strap. Protect eyes from harmful dust and debris which might arise.
  • 1 Folding Shovel - Tri-fold in pouch. Compact and effective design.
  • 1 Fold A Stove - compact and ignites easily.
  • 1 Survival Guide - Designed for All Emergencies and Locations.
  • 1 Packaged in Flip-top Waterproof Container                                                       

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Emergency kits are a essential to every home. They can be life saving at times. One should not just own them but also be familiar with the contents and how each is used. It can make a lot of difference, if and when needed. So we have compiled for you a list of emergency and outdoor kits that can be useful. See the complete list here

Here is a list of resources for the same:

Resources:

Stay updated on the latest in Hurricane Irma storm forecast:
Here is a list of resources you can track:
National Hurricane Center Website Click here
Google Crisis Map Click Here
Updates from Florida Governor Rick Scott Click Here 
Facebook Safety Check Resource Click Here

More Resources:
FEMA Click Here

Where to volunteer:
Volunteer application for Hurricane Irma with the American Red Cross here.
Volunteer Florida urged by Governor Scott here

How to prepare:
An excellent downloadable resource from FEMA for what to do before, during and after a hurricane Click Here






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