Don’t wait for a storm to enter the Gulf before grabbing these essential items.
Houstonians believe the adage “when it rains it pours.” For generations, we’ve watched the bayous overflow and streets flood throughout our city and surrounding neighborhoods. Although peak hurricane season is weeks away, the already active Atlantic should convince you to gather your hurricane preparedness supplies now.
We’ve all seen the panic buying in the Houston area, so don’t wait for the spaghetti model pointing this way to make your hurricane preparedness shopping list. You might find yourself in long lines or staring at empty shelves. Stock up now on these essential emergency supply items to keep family members safe before, during, and after a hurricane.
When the power goes out, keep your appliances running with a generator. You’ll be thankful for staying cool, keeping your refrigerator running, and charging your handheld devices.
A battery-operated radio will keep you connected with the weather reports and local news. This model has a built-in flashlight and USB connector to charge all your devices.
Be ready for anything with a well-stocked emergency survival tools bag with a tarp, shovel., fire-starters, cutting tools, eating utensils, and much more.
Get some relief from the heat with a rechargeable portable fan. This one’s got a battery that provides 24 hours of comfort.
If cell service is down, 2-way radios keep the lines of communication open, up to 32 miles! This is a hurricane emergency supply kit must-have item.
Stock up on emergency food supply options to feed your family if there’s extended power outages. Just add water and serve.
Accidents happen, and a stocked First Aid Kit can provide comfort when you need it most. From eyewashes to an emergency blanket, this 2-pack kit is ideal for the home and car.
Keep your important documents dry and secure with a portable, locking safe. The combination lock means you don’t have to worry about losing keys.
Don’t lose all your perishables in a power failure. This 100-quart cooler keeps your food colder longer.
Don’t get lost in the dark. This rechargeable lantern will help you find your way or get help.
A BBQ grill completes every backyard and patio. But after a hurricane, it could provide essential meal prep.
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Jennifer Miko is a Local Deals Curator for Hearst Newspapers. Email her at Jennifer.Miko@hearst.com.