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7 Items to Pack During Hurricane Evacuations

11 months ago

A hurricane is one of the most terrifying natural disasters that can happen. It involves powerful winds that can rip through structures, torrential rains that can lead to flooding, and storm surges that can drown coastal areas. The aftermath is often devastating, with many lives lost, homes and businesses destroyed, and lives disrupted.

When a hurricane threatens the U.S., an early warning system often gives residents advanced notice of the storm's progress, possibly hours ahead. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issues watches and warnings as conditions worsen, with alerts issued a few days before tropical storms or hurricanes are expected to make landfall in the U.S..

It also provides evacuation routes when emergency officials recommend that residents leave their homes immediately and head to designated shelters for safety. Have an evacuation plan in place. You'll be able to respond more quickly and effectively than if you're caught off guard.

1. Food and Water

When disaster strikes, finding food and other essential supplies can be challenging. If you're on the road, you may not have access to clean water. Before leaving, pack enough non-perishable food and bottled water for at least three days.


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