Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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Whether you are a native Floridian or new to the area, when June 1st arrives, the panic sets in. Do you have everything you need in the event a storm enters the Gulf?

Living in the Pandhandle, we must be prepared for anything. Pensacola Mom Collective brings you our Hurricane Preparedness Guide with all the essentials you need for Hurricane Season.

GENERATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hurricane Prep

Non Perishable Foods (Think….Peanut Butter, Tuna Fish, Crackers, Chips, Granola Bars, Bread, Chicken in the can, Dry cereal, Soup, Fruit in a can and more)

Shelf Stable Milk

Powdered Milk

Bottled Water

Life Straw

Solar Shower Bag

Back Up Chargers/Portable Chargers

Battery Operated Box Fans

Hurricane Prep

Batteries

Flashlights

Headlamps

Hurricane Prep

Lanterns

Candles

Battery Operated Flameless Candles (If you have lots of dogs, cats or little kids in the house. This is a safer option)

AM/FM Radio

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Power Inverter Car Adapter

First Aid Kit

Gas Cans

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Gas Grill

Lighters

French Press Coffee Maker

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Cooler (that can hold ice for more than 72 hours)

Craftsman Chainsaw

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Tie Down Kits

Tarps

Hurricane Prep

Can Opener

First My Family All-in-One 4 Person, 72 Hour Bug Out Bag Emergency Survival Kit for Family

Hurricane Prep

Day Kit Complete with: Body Wipes, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Liquid IV, Advil

For Babies: Formula, Wipes, Diapers, Baby Food Pouches

Fun Things to do without power:

Books (For the Whole Family)

Cards

Puzzles

Games

A Few More Helpful Tips From Our Team:

  • Do ALL the laundry before a storm comes. You will have plenty of time to fold during and after. But you don’t want to be stressing about being low on underwear in the midst of everything else!!!!

  • Keep a home essentials binder with birth certificates, important insurance information, appraisals, inventory lists, etc.

  • Have CASH on hand in case all the banks are closed

  • Fill up all your cars with gas.

  • Have emergency GO bags with clothes and other essentials like toothbrushes/paste and baby wipes for you and your family in the event you are leaving in the last hours or are forced to evacuate.

  • Make sure to fill prescription medication and pick up non-perscription medication

  • Speaking of prescriptions…Meds and Rx meds in a plastic bag or plastic box that is waterproof etc. think Insulin, Epi-pen, daily medications for elderly, children, and yourself.

  • Don’t forget about your pets. Make sure they have a collar on and enough food and water for them as well.

  • Freeze water in zip-lock freezer bags and two-liter soda jugs. Also, fill coolers up with ice.

  • Fill the bathtub with water so you can flush toilets after the storm.

  • Take pictures of all important documents and of your house inside and outside, and store them on the cloud.

  • Save non-perishables for after fresh food has been consumed prior to spoiling.

  • Bring in all outdoor furniture, trampolines, toys, and any other items that could become projectiles.

Don’t forget you can get these items locally at Pensacola Hardware as well!

For more information you can visit the City of Pensacola website here: Flooding and Hurricane Preparedness | City of Pensacola, Florida Official Website

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Jane was born and raised in Pensacola, left in her teens for school and returned 12 years later with her husband, Pete. They have two kids, Jack (9) & Sabel (6). Jane can often be found wearing many hats in her daily life. She is the proud co-owner and co-founder of Pensacola Mom Collective, Marketing Manager for Pensacola Bay Oyster Company, and President of The Kugelman Family Foundation. She is passionate about family, friends, and the Pensacola community. She has embraced her role as a mom but feels compelled to help other moms in this journey of parenthood. When she’s not out and around town, volunteering with Rally Pensacola, Covenant Hospice- My Wish, Sacred Heart Foundation Board, or playing Uber driver to her kids (her favorite role) she can be found with her family on the boat, at the beach or in the countryside. Her family loves to stay active, wake up early (chosen only by the kids), travel, and enjoy all Pensacola has to offer. Pete and Jane enjoy teaching their children about life through activities, being involved, and doing things in community. They have a special place for the people and businesses of Pensacola and are always doing their best to support everyone. Find her on Instagram or contact her via email at [email protected]

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