Hurricane Season has started: What do you need in your emergency kit

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Hurricane season emergency kits

HARLINGEN, Texas — With Hurricane Season already here, one way to stay proactive is a quick kit stocked with supplies you may need in an emergency.

The kit should be stored in a cool place and be easily accessible if severe weather strikes.

“Flashlight, radio and nowadays get the crank ones, don’t mess around with the ones with batteries,” said CBS 4 Chief Meteorologist Bryan Hale.

Matches, candles and glow sticks are also a great way to help with power outages!

“Those glow sticks kids play with, those are the best, snap them, shake them and you’ve got light for six hours,” said Hale.

No power means no ATMS!

“Keep a little cash, because you’ll wish you had a $50 bill stuffed away somewhere,” said Hale.

Just not in the attic where critters and small animals can snack of that cash and or food.

Make sure there’s enough perishable food and water to go around for the entire family.

“Canned goods, the granola bars and stuff like that, that’s a great way, you’re good to go,” said Hale.

As for your pets, be sure to include them in the plan too.

“Pack some stuff for them too, but also remember if you have to evacuate, that the hotel you’re going to takes pets,” said Hale.

Keep a copy of any medical records and or prescriptions inside the kit.

Count on the Storm Tracker 4 Team for all your Hurricane Coverage.

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