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A 39-year-old male asked:

What should i have on hand to prepare for a hurricane?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 35 years experience
Food and water: You'll need food and water (a gallon a day per person); a first aid kit; a fire extinguisher; flashlights; a portable radio; extra batteries, blankets, clothes, shoes, and plenty of cash (ATMs and store credit card or debit card processors may not work); your medications; an adjustable or pipe wrench to turn off gas or water, if necessary; baby and pet food; and an alternate cooking source
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
I would: check the weather bureau to see the path of the hurricane and see how strong it is. If it is like hurricane Matthews, try to evacuate immediately otherwise f for any reasons you cannot, make sure you have candles , food, water, first aid and get your home as secure as possible. You still need to find a way out where there is maximum security.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hurricane prep: Recommend that you have a 72 hour preparedness kit available at all times for each member of your family. It may save your life ! For a list of recommended contents see: https://www.thoughtco.com/72-hour-kit-for-emergency-preparedness-2159406 Ensure your kits contain adequate food (that does not require preparation) & water to last at least 3 days.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
HurricanePreparation: •Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, first aid kit, self-charging torch Radio •Have full gas tank of the vehicles •Keep Important documents in a safe place •Wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, strong outdoor shoes, blankets, sleeping bags •Shelter Plan .Satellite Phone •Express feelings to family members •Emotional preparation to accept damage or loss of home and business
Last updated Sep 14, 2017


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