TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tuesday's topic for hurricane preparedness week is assembling a disaster supply kit.
Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn't enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too.
Water and electricity could be out for a week or more.
Because of that, you should have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a minimum of one week.
Also, make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone.
A new addition to the supply kit this year: The CDC recommends if you need to go to a public shelter, bring at least two cloth face coverings for each person and, if possible, hand sanitizer.
Even if you already have a kit prepared from previous years, it's always good to check and maintain in case any items have expired or your family needs have changed.
Hurricane season starts June 1.