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Home Front: Storm Defense


Welcome to hurricane season, now through November. Because this year's is projected to be one for the books, it's a good time to check your preparedness. Here are the bare essentials:

1. Flashlights (plus lots of batteries).

2. Battery-operated radio (tuned to 97.3 FM for official Richmond information).

3. First-aid kit (bandages, peroxide, prescriptions and sunscreen).

4. Potable water (one gallon per person, per day, for three days).

5. Ready-to-eat, nonperishable foods.

6. Manual can opener.

7. Personal hygiene items.

8. Change of clothing, shoes and waterproof gear.

9. Blankets or sleeping bags.

10. Cash, traveler's checks and credit cards.

11. Full tank of gas. HS

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