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The offical hurricane survival question and answer thread

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Having been through hurricanes Ike and Rita, evacuated for hurricane Andrew, and having worked an evacuee shelter for hurricane Katrina, I am here to answer your questions.

People that have been through a hurricane are welcome to help answer questions.

Have at least 1 week of food and water for every person in your group
Evacuate low lying areas
LED flashlights are better then old style bulbed flashlights
Buy lithium batteries
Buy LED flashlights with long battery life and low lumens for inside the house
Candles and kids do not mix
Secure important papers
Do not forget about pets

Take hurricanes seriously, they are nothing to play with

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If you don't have a small trailer that is matched to your tow vehicle you should if you live in any coastal area. When we lived on coast we had a 21 foot travel trailer for one truck and a 12 foot closed trailer for gear for the 4 Runner. Load what you have to have and get out. While you are at the evacuation area you have a home on wheels to live out of so you are not in a shelter. If you have ever been in a shelter you will understand this.
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