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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Assembling a disaster kit

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Some forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season, and now is the time to prepare.

The best way to do that is by putting together a disaster kit.
You will need supplies not just to get through the storm, but for the aftermath.

Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a week.

"You can lose power for several days or, heaven forbid, several weeks,” said Mardia Tullos, Jones County EMA director. “So just be prepared. If you have small children, have games or books things for them to do to pass the time.”

And do not forget your furry friends. Make sure you pack enough food and water for them too.

For more information on putting together a disaster kit, click here

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