Your Hurricane Emergency Kit: Here’s What Should Be in It

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Almost five years to the date Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast, Americans are much, much more wary of the huge storms and the damage they can do. So much so that ideas for disaster preparedness are all over the web sphere.

Kerr Drug, a Raleigh, N.C.-based pharmaceutical company that sits right in the path of Hurricane Earl; a 500-mile wide, category 4 storm that is approaching the United States’ eastern seaboard, is suggesting what to have in your hurricane emergency kit if you just happen to be in Earl’s path too:

Pharmacists recommend your hurricane medical kit be assembled in an easy-to- carry, water- tight container and include:

1.    Prescription medicines and special medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment.
2.    Over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain relief.
3.    Children’s medicines.
4.    Several bottles of hand sanitizing gel.
5.    Allergy medications.
6.    Personal hygiene supplies.
7.    First aid kit, including sterile gloves, sterile dressings and antibiotic wipes to disinfect, adhesive bandages in several sizes and antibiotic cream.
8.    Several packs of travel tissues.
9.    Copy of health insurance card and a copy of prescriptions, phone numbers of health care providers, and health information concerning chronic health problems.