Batteries, sure, but how about these items?
By JUDY STARK
Published April 16, 2006
You've stocked up on canned tuna and flashlight batteries. Here are some items you might not think to add to your hurricane supplies. But you'll be glad you did.
-- Other batteries: hearing aid, cell phone, digital camera, handheld games such as GameBoys.
-- Bleach, bleach, bleach, to clean up mold.
-- Termite bait and ant poison.
-- Sunscreen, lip balm, insect spray.
-- Hand sanitizer and canisters of wipes.
-- Toothbrushing pads (handy when water is in short supply).
-- Work gloves and rubber gloves.
-- Squeegees on long handles for scraping mud out of the house if you've been flooded.
-- Rags, sponges, mops for cleanup.
-- Spare pair of eyeglasses.
-- Backup package of disposable contacts; eyedrops.
-- Air horn to call for help if you're trapped.
-- Spray paint to paint your number and insurance carrier on the front of your house.
-- Laser pointer or powerful flashlight to attract attention if you need help in the dark.
-- Dry socks and shoes, several changes.
-- Flat fixer. Streets may be full of broken glass and sharp debris.
-- Laundry detergent and a bucket for washing clothes until power is restored.
-- Spare set of keys. In the confusion and disarray it's easy to misplace them.
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