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Nov
05

Two Simple Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to prepare for hurricanes

Did you know that the energy produced from one day of hurricanes can run all the lights of Las Vegas for many years? Unfortunately, however, hurricanes are more deadly than any other type of storm, and 50% of the 10 most costly hurricanes in the United States have occurred in the past 23 years. Although hurricanes typically last for 10 days, some can last for weeks. As a result, it is important to properly prepare for a hurricane in order to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe.

One of the most important things to do in preparation for a hurricane is build an emergency kit. Since stores may be severely damaged or out of items during and after a hurricane, FEMA suggests that you gather enough supplies to last you for at least 72 hours. These supplies include water, food, a first aid k