How to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 6:18 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - June 1, marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Experts are already predicting an above-average year for storms this season.

GOHSEP said it’s important to Get a Game Plan ready. One of the things you should do is to get your kit ready. This disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • 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)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF)

You can learn more about how to make a plan for your family, kids, business, pets and more at

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