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5 Things You Should Have Before Hurricane Season Starts

It'll be here before you know it. Hurricane season is upon us and if last year taught us anything, it's better to be safe than sorry. Even though Tampa was barely able to avoid the worst of Ian, we still remember people scrambling to get last minute supplies. Some waited in lines for hours for supplies only to leave empty handed. Don't let that be you this year! In the case of a major hurricane or even a tropical storm, you should have these 5 things before hurricane season starts. Experts say it's super important to build a storm kit before any type of disaster. Each kit may look different based in individual's needs. These are the universal 5 items you shouldn't forget! We found all of these items on Amazon. If you think ahead and order these items now, you should be able to build your storm kit before hurricane season even starts. Anybody can remember to stock up on the essentials (bottled water, food and batteries) but do you have these useful items in your home incase of a big storm? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has also listed hurricane safety tips and resources so you and your family can be prepared. When shopping for supplies, you should grab enough items like water, food, batteries, to be able to last you for at least 1 week. It also seems pretty obvious that every Floridian should own a battery operated or hand-crank radio. If you ever lose power, at least you can still be kept in the loop with your favorite radio station. And by now, everyone should have a backup portable phone charger. Here are 5 things you should have before hurricane season starts:

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