Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Preparing for Hurricane Matthew with

We know that this is a little bit different than the things we usually post about, but here at, it is something we thought should be discussed - Hurricane Matthew. Our blog name is from Miami to the World because it is our home base, and in all honesty, Hurricane Matthew is definitely something that is on all of our minds, not only in Miami, but all throughout Florida, especially on the Eastern coast, as well as South Carolina and all coastal areas.  For these reasons, we wanted to share a little bit of information on some ways to prepare and provide a checklist of items you should have at home to prepare for the storm.

Remember, when purchasing items and going through your pantry, there should be enough food and water for every member in your household (including pets!) to last at least 3 full days.

Basic Needs:
Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day)
Manual can opener
Nonperishable foods, including canned meat, fish, fruit,or vegetables
Bread in moisture proof packaging
Cookies, candy or dried fruit
Canned soups & nonperishable milk
Powdered or single serve drinks
Cereal or granola bars
Peanut butter and jelly
Instant tea or coffee
Flashlight (1 per person) and portable battery powered lanterns
Large trash bags (lots of them)
Battery operated radio
Extra batteries, including hearing aid batteries
First aid kit including aspirin, antibiotic cream
Mosquito repellent
Sunscreen (45 SPF recommended)
Waterproof matches / butane lighter
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Unscented bleach or water purification tablets (add 8 drops of bleach per gal.)

Sterno fuel
Portable camp stove or grill w/ utensils
Stove fuel, charcoal w/ lighter fluid or propane
Disposable eating utensils, plates, cups
Napkins and paper towels
Aluminum foil
Oven mitts

Personal Supplies
Prescription medicines (1 month supply and copy of prescriptions)
Feminine hygiene products
Toilet paper
Entertainment: books, games, toys and magazines
Bedding: pillows, sleeping bag
Change of clothing
Rain ponchos, rain boots, and work gloves
Extra eye glasses or contacts

Important Documents Placed in a Waterproof Container
Insurance documents
A list of all your important contacts (family, doctors, insurance agents)
Banking information
Leases / mortgage
Proof of occupancy (such as utility bill)
Photo inventory of your personal belongings

If you have a baby at home, don't forget the following items:
Disposable diapers
Formula, food and medication
Bottles and feeding utensils

Sometimes a lot of people, in the rush to make sure everything is ready for the storm, tend to forget the pet supplies needed:
Dry and/or canned food
Manual can opener
Bowls for food and water to attach to the cage/carrier
ID tags and collars
Proof of recent immunizations
Water (1/2 gallon per day)
Litter box and supplies, including a little scooper
Carrying container
Plastic poop bags

Other Necessities
Tool box
ABC rated fire extinguisher
Masking tape or duct tape
Outdoor extension cords
Spray paint
Standard single line phone (that does not require electricity)
Local phone book
Roofing tarps or plastic sheeting

We hope this information helps all of those in the storm path prepare, as we all continue to follow the news closely to see where the storm will make landfall. From all of us at, we hope that you stay safe during the storm.

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Source: Hurricane Preparedness List | NBC 6 South Florida

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