Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker RS318386

Every year we get hit with a few major storms and it seems that at the last minute everyone is running to the store to pick up some basic essentials to ride out a few days without power.  I go to the store just to take pictures that I share with my friends, we laugh because the shelves where the bottled water was are all empty, the paper goods such as plates, napkins, and toilet paper have vanished.  It seems that nobody is planning for the inevitable hurricane, or tropical storms that we get EVERY YEAR.  The day before the storm people start watching the news to see if they are going to get hit by the weather and then they all go to the store for the same items, some people end up going with out batteries, or other desirable supplies because they failed to plan a few weeks early.  I decided that before the storm comes I would share with you the items you need to get ahead time, this way you can go to the store when there is no crazy line, and not have to fist fight the lady for the last can of beans at the grocery store.

I found this great article by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration titles hurricane preparations and I strongly recommend that you read over it.  It has all sorts of great points!

Below you will find a list of recommended supplies provided by the American Red Cross to ride out the storm and its aftermath.  If you start to think that the list is excessive or you don't need that, then ask yourself how many people who said the same thing wish they had these items after Hurricane Sandy, or Katrina? We both hope you don't need all of these items during or after a storm but do you want to take that chance? I also attached a PRINTABLE PDF FILE of the checklist

❏ Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day

❏ Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food

❏ Flashlight

❏ Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

❏ Extra batteries

❏ First aid kit

❏ Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)

❏ Multi-purpose tool

❏ Sanitation and personal hygiene items

❏ Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

❏ Cell phone with chargers

❏ Family and emergency contact information

❏ Extra cash

❏ Emergency blanket

❏ Map(s) of the area

❏ Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

❏ Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

❏ Tools/supplies for securing your home

❏ Extra set of car keys and house keys

❏ Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

❏ Rain gear

❏ Insect repellent and sunscreen

❏ Camera for photos of damage


Stay safe this hurricane season!


Coal Infantino

Coldwell Banker


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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Hi Coal, that is always a good reminder as people are often caught without supplies when a storm hits.

Jun 08, 2016 12:55 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes Coal it is getting that time of year for most people, us in Colorado do not get that much effect.

Jun 08, 2016 01:04 AM #2
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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This is a very interersting blog about what is happening in the ocean east of use. We need to be prepared if the storm comes that way.



Jun 08, 2016 01:22 AM #3
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Excellent post with a lot of great info;  I may have missed it, but also keep your cars filled with gas in the event gas stations run out or lose power to the pumps. I am always amazed at how unprepared people are when it comes to any type of emergency.  Katrina was a huge example of just that - we knew for a very long time a catastrophic Cat 5 hurricane was bearing down on an area that would absolutely be devastated by the surge.  Yet, how many people did we see who had not even taken the most minimal of preparations?  At least make a few sandwiches, draw some water, fill up the bathtub and have a bucket so you can flush the toilet with that water, etc. etc.  

Jun 08, 2016 01:34 AM #4
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good advice for all who live in areas that might be impacted by severe weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes.

Fortunately these events rarely happen in or around the Great Lakes but we do have heavy lake-effect snow storms in that wreck havoc with power grid and road conditions.

Be prepared & stay safe.

Jun 08, 2016 04:27 AM #5
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have a funny feeling this will be a very active year for hurricanes !

Jun 08, 2016 05:06 AM #6
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hurricane season is something we New Jerseyans are painfully aware of these days. 

Jun 08, 2016 08:08 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

They are predicting a very active storm season. My daughter was in Miami last week and said the ocean water was very warm. That is not a good sign this early in teh season.

Jun 08, 2016 01:10 PM #8
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