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Preparing for Hurricane Florence

Posted: 11:07 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 13:24:06Z
Preparing for Hurricane Florence

The time to get ready for Hurricane Florence in the state of Maryland was ten minutes ago.

On Monday Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of Emergency and as the storm approaches, you need to prepare for the worst.

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You’ll want to collect at least three days of supplies:

  • One gallon of water per person per day
  • Nonperishable food and a non-electric can opener
  • A flashlight with plenty of extra batteries in the event you lose power
  • Picking up a battery-powered radio will keep you informed even if the cable or power goes out
  • A first aid kit could be a lifesaver if you can’t get to a hospital or doctor for any reason
  • Restock any medications you or your loved ones may need.

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Your pets are going to need some food and water too, so plan for at least three days of supplies for them too.

A folder that has your families’ important documents like birth certificates and picture ID’s if you need to pick up and go.

Here is a full list from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.