(TNS) - The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be here in a few weeks, and Horry County Emergency Management officials are already recommending to gear up for it.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30, with the peak between mid-August and late October.
Horry County EMD has been tweeting tips during hurricane preparedness week, which runs from May 6 to May 12.
What should be in your hurricane kit? https://t.co/pdrYt6xc5p #HurricanePrep #HurricaneStrong pic.twitter.com/p7AkIp9AO3
— Horry County EMD (@HorryEMD) May 8, 2018
Officials urge to assemble your hurricane kit now, which should include enough supplies to last at least 72 hours.
Items recommended for a basic emergency supply kit:
Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
Food - non-perishable
A battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
First aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
A dust mask to help help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Prescriptions and medications
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