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--Disaster supply kits and replenish needed items.
--Residents should also take care to bring anything inside that could be picked up by strong gusts. That includes things like patio furniture, outdoor decor, bicycles and other similar items that might cause damage if tossed about.
--Windows should be closed and boarded with plywood.
--Refrigerators and freezers should be set to their coldest settings to keep food as fresh as possible for as long as possible.
--Turn off propane tanks.
--Buckets may be filled with water to allow for the flushing of toilets in the event water use is restricted.
--Unplug small appliances.
--Fill gas tanks of vehicles.
--Create an evacuation plan in case a mandatory order is issued. Many of the interstates will be directing traffic inland and not allowing traffic to reach the coast as the storm draws closer. Travelers can dial 5-1-1 or (877) MY-GA-511 (694-2511) for traffic information. Message boards are likely to be set up to alert motorists about exit ramp closures and openings as well as locations for gas, food, etc. Signs will alert the public to selected FM radio stations for weather and traffic updates. If necessary, Georgia DOT HEROs will patrol the interstates to assist motorists and respond quickly to accidents and disabled vehicles.
--A three day supply of water. They equate that to one gallon per person.
--A three day supply of non-perishable food.
--Battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
--First aid kit
--A seven day supply of medications and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes)
--Sanitation and personal hygiene items
--Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
--Cell phone with chargers
--Family and emergency contact information
--Emergency blanket (Available at the
--Map(s) of the area
--Baby and pet supplies where applicable
--Tools/supplies for securing your home
--An extra set of car keys and house keys
--Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
--Insect repellent and sunscreen
--Camera for photos of damage
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