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Hurricane Links
Weather Websites  - Governmental, commercial, local, rss, radio, newspapers, general
Disaster Resources and other Agencies
Some great links on hurricane info
Brevard Emergency Management
Melbourne, FL Weather Service Office
National Hurricane Center NOAA
Pre-Season - what to do months before the actual season arrives.
Hurricane Shutter Guide
Insurance Check-up
6 Questions to ask about your Insurance
Season Begins
To Do's as the season starts
Develop the Family Plan
Have a Pet Plan - don't forget fido and fluffy.
Approaching Storm
Overview of preparations
Supplies List
Food List
Don't rely on finding a hotel room when the storm comes   tips
Watch and Track
Interactive Tracking Map
Printable Tracking Chart
Personal Hurricane Software
Media coverage  - Websites to lots of weather coverage and hurricane information
Satellite Overview of the tropics
Evacuate or not
Should I go or stay ?
Evacuation plans
What to take to a shelter
During the Storm
Tips while the storm is passing
After the Storm
What to do if you've exhausted your water?
What a mess, what now?
Assess the damage
Generators - wattage guide | using a generator properly
Emergency Hotlines
Anatomy of a Hurricane
Intensities and Terms
How hurricanes create storm surge
Evolution of a hurricane
All you want to know about formation


   Hurricane Guide
Essential Supplies

Supplies at hand
Check box Cash or travelers checks
Check box Keys for various items around the house
Check box Fire extinguisher
Check box Clean containers to store drinking water (and fresh water): 1 gallon per person per day
Check box Manual can opener
Check box Hand tools: hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers, handsaw, screwdriver
Check box Electric drill with screwdriver bits to install bolts for window protection
Check boxUnscented household bleach to purify water, 8 drops per gallon of water  (all lists have this, we don't know anyone who's ever used this)
Check boxSoap and plastic container
Check boxAt least one flashlight per person with spare batteries
Check boxSpare batteries for other needs
Check boxBattery-operated radio, with weather ban
Check boxFirst-aid kit: bandages, gauze, scissors, petroleum jelly, antiseptic spray, hydrogen peroxide, antacids, aspirin, thermometer, rubbing alcohol
Check boxExtra prescription medicine
Check boxMatches -wooden and waterproof
Check boxDisposable eating utensils and plates
Check boxToilet paper
Check boxMosquito repellent
Check boxBlankets / Pillows, etc.
Check boxKeep auto fuel tanks filled
See Pet care supplies
Check boxGallon-size freezer bags to fill with water to make ice
Check boxNeedle and thread
Check boxWhistle or air horn
Check boxDisinfectant
Check boxTelephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
Check boxA gas grill or Sterno stove with extra fuel
Check boxFilled gas fuel storage containers
Check boxSnake-bite kit
Check boxHeavy duty work gloves
Check boxLantern with extra fuel
Check boxLarge trash bags
Check boxRope or heavy cord, 100 feet
Check boxTarpaulin, canvas or anything to make a temporary roof repair
Check boxChain saw and extra fuel
Check boxBackup generator
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