If you’re going to get hit by a Hurricane are you prepared? The truth is if you wait until the last minute Home Depot will be out too. Do you have a portable generator? No? Get one. Have you got enough fuel to keep it powered up? If you’re talking about a direct hit Category III or IV it is entirely possible it will be at least that long.
So what do you actually need? You will need water off. Fill up your bathtubs and any containers you have prior to the hurricane. Figure about 15 gallons daily per person. Next you will need food. Remember with the energy out these foods needing refrigeration will spoil in a few days, so you need ready to consume type foods. Perhaps freeze, just as much of your water as possible, ice is always a superior after a Hurricane.
In case you have babies you will need to be prepared with those particular needs and foods. Pets are also serious problems, as they will rely on you for a lot of things, permitting them to go hunt food for themselves may result in significant hygiene problems and germs from broken sewer lines and debris floating in the nearby flooded waters.
In the event of cuts you may need rubbing alcohol, bandaids and a basic first aid kit. It’s also wise to have fleas repellant as the Mosquitoes will multiply quickly in these weeks as stagnant water aids them. Chlorine may also be used to clean water. Rubber Gloves are also essential.
Besides your portable generator you’ll need some additional Duracell batteries, transistor radio, lighter, additional propane for cooking and a full tank of gas in your vehicle. Consider this, better safe than sorry.