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Thursday, August 24, 2017   /   by Paige Tamburello

Last Minute Severe Weather Preparation Tips

Water is the Number 1 Essential
After a major storm, the water system could be compromised due to flooding and power outages, making it unsafe to drink. You will want to store between a 10 and 14 day supply of water for you and your family, including any pets. That breaks down to at least 1 gallon per person for every three days. Be sure to account for any pets you have. Check out this awesome hurricane water storage calculator to figure how much water is needed for you and your family. In addition to storing water bottles, we also recommend you fill all the bathtubs in your home with water. Use this water for filling the tank of your toilet for flushing, not for drinking. To prevent drainage, line the tub with plastic. You may also store water in large buckets and containers for this purpose if you don’t have a bath tub in your home.

Ice, Ice, Baby!
Before the storm, set your freezer to the coldest setting and begin making as much ice as possible ...

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