Are you and your family emergency ready this hurricane season?

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With the Atlantic hurricane season hitting its peak this week and Florence zeroing in on the east coast, there’s no time like the present to make sure you’re prepared for a hurricane, or another emergency event.

According to the CDC, the best thing to do is start with the basics.

Make sure you have enough water and non-perishable food for at least 72 hours.

Also prep prescription medications to last seven to ten days.

Along with medicines, you’ll want to make sure you have all the medical equipment you need, and that it’s in working order.

Don’t forget to include a fully stocked first aid kit as well.

Pet supplies, and specific items for babies should also be in your kit if needed.

Make sure your family has trained and is comfortable performing c-p-r.

Everyone old enough should also be familiar with how to operate and maintain any medical equipment used by family members.

Finally, copies of all important medical documents, including health records, immunizations, insurance cards and doctor contacts should be stored in a waterproof container and kept with emergency supplies.

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