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Gallon of Water Per Person, and Other Things to Know When Making a Storm Prep Kit

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Rachel Devaney, Cape Cod Times

An emergency preparedness kit is “more than batteries and bottled water,” says William “Chip” Reilly IIIBarnstable County‘s emergency preparedness director.

“You may need to survive on your own for three days or more,” said Reilly.

Hurricanesfloodingwinter weather, hot weather, and radiation are all hazards that Cape and Islands residents could face throughout the year, Reilly said.

Which is why the time to prepare for an emergency “is now,” he said.

“The perfect time for me is on a slow, Sunday afternoon,” said Reilly. “Don’t pack an hour before a storm hits. Sit down, use your checklist and take your time.”

Here are some tips to get ready for the next storm.

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