The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st.
The 2013 Hurricane Season may be over (as of Nov. 30), but there’s no time like the present to start building an emergency kit for the 2014 season.
Buy items every now and then when you visit the grocery or hardware store this coming year. Here are a few things you can buy now for later:
- Flashlight and batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
- Moist towelettes
- Garbage bags and plastic ties
- Wrench or pliers
- Manual can opener
- Local maps
Learn more about emergency kits at www.ready.gov
Meanwhile, when the next hurricane season does roll around, here are the pre-identified 2014 storm names: