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MS, PAN, Cars submerged in flood waters in rain and wind, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi, USA

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As we continue to monitor Hurricane Matthew we want to make sure you have everything you need to be prepared for any bad weather we may encounter locally

The American Red cross recommends packing the following in your emergency kit:

– Water-at least a 3-day supply

– Food-at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food

– Flashlight

– Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

– Extra batteries

– First aid kit

– Medications (7-day supply)

– Medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)

– Sanitation and personal hygiene items

– Copies of personal documents(medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

– Cell phone with chargers

– Family and emergency contact information

– Extra cash

– Emergency blanket

– Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

– Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

– Extra set of car keys and house keys

– Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

– Rain gear

– Insect repellent and sunscreen

– Camera for photos of damage

It is also a good idea to fill up your car with gas before a big storm hits, to avoid long lines at the pump.

Power from cars can also be used to charge your electronic devices.

Read more at ABC11 and check the full list at the American Red Cross