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Hurricane Safety Gear Essentials: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared
November 1, 2023
When hurricane season rolls around, preparedness is paramount. Mother Nature is unpredictable and powerful, and hurricanes are no exception. As they say, “It’s not if, but when,” so being equipped with the right safety gear is essential to minimize risk and maintain comfort. Here’s a list of hurricane safety gear essentials to ensure you’re ready when the time comes.
Water and Food
An ample supply of bottled water and non-perishable food is crucial. Experts recommend having at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, and a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
First Aid Kit
A well-stocked first aid kit is a must-have. It should include bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, medical tape, gloves, and over-the-counter pain relievers. Also, remember any necessary prescription medications.
Flashlights and Batteries
Power outages are common during hurricanes, so having multiple reliable flashlights and a good supply of batteries is essential. Consider investing in a hand-crank flashlight, which doesn’t require batteries.
A battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA Weather Radio will keep you updated on the storm’s progress and any emergency instructions, even if your power goes out and cell service is disrupted.
Personal Documents and Cash
Keep your important documents, like IDs, insurance policies, and medical records, in a waterproof container. Also, have some cash on hand, as ATMs and credit card machines might not be available if power is lost.
Clothing and Bedding
Have a change of clothing and a sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Remember, you might need to stay in your home without power or heat for several days.
Don’t forget personal hygiene items like soap, toothpaste, and toilet paper. A supply of wet wipes can be very helpful if running water isn’t available.
Cellphone and Charger
Your cellphone is your lifeline during a disaster. Have a plan to keep it charged, like a portable battery or car charger.
While these items are essential for hurricane preparedness, there’s one more item that deserves special mention: a portable generator.
A portable generator can be a lifesaver during a hurricane. It can power crucial appliances like refrigerators, keeping food fresh, and medical equipment running. It can provide light, heat, and a way to charge your phone. Essentially, it can make your home a functional space, despite the chaos outside.
But not all generators are created equal, nor is the process of installing and operating one. That’s where Don Green Electric comes in with our Hurricane Prep Pack.
Whether you already own a generator or are considering purchasing one, Don Green Electric offers tailored solutions. Our Hurricane Prep Pack includes professional generator installation, essential accessories, and optional add-ons like a propane tank or an electrical health checkup. If you don’t have a generator, we offer an all-inclusive package, including a top-quality portable generator.
Remember, the real value of a generator lies not just in the machine itself, but in the professional installation, proper operation, and regular maintenance, ensuring it’s ready to go when you need it most. And that’s what you get with Don Green Electric’s Hurricane Prep Pack.
Don’t be caught unprepared this hurricane season. Equip your home or business with the essentials, and consider investing in a portable generator and our Hurricane Prep Pack. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you weather any storm. Be safe, be prepared, and let Don Green Electric power your peace of mind.