Preparing for hurricane season ahead of the storm

Updated: Jun. 3, 2018 at 3:47 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Since we live in an area where dangerous storms can strike, experts say having a hurricane safety kit prepared can save lives.

First things first, experts say you should have enough non-perishable food and water to last three days for each person. Do not forget about your furry friends too. You can pack their food in plastic bags and have them ready to go.

If you have certain medical needs, you want to pack at least a week's supply.

The loss of power is likely to happen during a large storm and you could be without power for several days, so having multiple flashlights and batteries are a must.

First aid kits, cell phone chargers and a list of emergency contacts are good additions to your hurricane safety kit, as well.

Just in case there is damage done to your home, you should store your property insurance and other important documents in a safe watertight container beforehand.

Staying ahead of the storm by being prepared can save lives and make a world of difference for you and your family.

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