(WTVM) - Officials are recommending people in the storm area have a hurricane kit ready to go.
There's more to having a kit beyond non-perishable food items. The National Hurricane Center and American Red Cross suggests you have a kit that will carry you through a week or two after a storm or other disaster.
Your kit should include:
At least one gallon of water daily per person for seven to ten days
An ax to use if you stay and need to escape from your house
Blankets and pillows
Rain gear and sturdy shoes
Special items for babies and the elderly
Toiletries and hygiene items