Around the House: Emergency Hurricane Preparedness Supply Kit

Hurricane season is underway and Home Depot has tips about what should be in your home's emergency supply kit.

There's nothing better than preparing in advance. You can try to fix things afterwards but if you can cover your windows, purchase tarps, stock up on generators, tools, water, batteries, flashlights, etc., ahead of time, you're a lot better off.

Products to help you prepare for a disaster include:

• Coleman Powermate 5000 Watt Generator -- Briggs 10Hp Ohv: $599.99
5000 watt generator with a Briggs and Stratton 10hp Intek OHV engine, Pneumatic Wheels, 25 feet heavy duty 20 AMP extension cord and a portability kit.
10 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine
5000 running watts
6250 maximum watts
6 gallon gas tank for 6 hour run time at 50% load
Low oil shutdown
25' 20amp extension cord included

• Kidde Battery-Operated Voice-Alert CO and Smoke Alarm: $44.00
Detects both smoke and carbon monoxide. Alarm and voice alert sounds when dangerous levels are reached. Voice responds: "Fire! Fire!" when smoke is detected and "Warning! Carbon monoxide!" when CO is present. Operated by 3 AA batteries (included) and carries a 5-year limited warranty.

• 5-gal. Gas Can: $5.52

• Vector Weatherband Radio/Flashlight Combo: $29.99
Emergencies are unexpected and not to be taken lightly, so arm yourself with the tools necessary to pull you through. This combination radio and flashlight has a built-in AM/FM radio with weather band reception and an emergency alert function that grants you access to up-to-date information to help you decide on your next course of action. Should the batteries run out, the Dynamo Power Crank will continue to supply power when you need it most. A powerful halogen beam with LED area lights in the handle makes sure you never lose your way in the dark. Stay prepared for situations out of your control with this dependable flashlight.
Equipped with built-in AM/FM radio with emergency alert function and weather band stations to keep you tuned in to the day's happenings
2 lighting options include small spotlight in front and 6 LED area light in the rear for greater vision in dark environments
Dynamo Power Crank supplies a steady stream of power even if the batteries run out
Requires 3 rechargeable NiCAd batteries and 2 AA batteries (not included)

• AOSafety, 25 Person, 107 Piece Industrial All Purpose First Aid Kit: $23.49
Injuries can be treated immediately with and AOSafety First Aid Kit. The industrial all purpose first aid kit contains 130 high quality first aid components in a well organized plastic case
Contains 130 pieces in an organized, weather resistant case
Designed for an Industrial or construction setting
ANSI approved and complies with OSHA regulations
Compact full size kit

• AOSafety 154 piece Industrial All Purpose First Aid Kit: $19.97
Sturdy organized clear top case with fold away handle.
Pre drilled holes for easy hanging.
Contains 154 specialized pieces including cold pack, and a variety of bandages, finger splints and antiseptics.
Use for common injuries such as cuts, sprains, minor burns, insect bites/stings and splinters.
Use at home or in car or boat.
Take while camping/hunting/fishing/sports activities.

• Energizer Lantern Combo: $10.97
Created with campers in mind, these super-bright flashlights have Krypton bulbs (200% brighter than ordinary bulbs). Includes a 6 volt lantern that floats and a flashlight with (2) D batteries (All batteries included).
Lifetime Warranty.

• Eveready 6 Volt Floating Hand Lantern: $6.39
Energizer is a worldwide leader in portable lighting products. This leadership is built on both the strong heritage of our Eveready brand and firm commitment to quality and innovation characteristic of Energizer. We invented the first flashlight over a century ago and continue to lead the way with exciting lighting solutions that push the envelope of function, design and value. Shatterproof lens. One 6 volt, super heavy duty battery included.
Packaged with Eveready Classic 6-volt battery
Shaterproof lens
Durable case
Lifetime warranty

• Batteries
D Battery 12 pack: $9.98
AA Battery 24 pack: $10.69
C Battery 12 pack: $9.98

• Poly Tarp: $16.62
Water, mildew and tear resistant. Rust-proof aluminum gromets.

• Poma Bahama and Colonial Shutters (86”): $41.87

• Bubba Keg Cooler: $23.07

• Poulan Hand Held Gas Chain Saw -- 40CC -- 18 In.: $149.00
Poulan Gas Chain Saw with powerful 40cc High Performance Gas Engine. 18 in. reduced nose Sprocket Tip Bar and Low Kickback Chrome Chain allow for safer use. The unit is equipped with a hand guard and Chain Brake which stops the chain from turning if kickback occurs. Its Primer Bulb Carburetor and 3-position choke makes starting and operating an ease. Automatic Gear-Driven Oiler allows for longer bar and chain life. A Carrying Case is included and the unit has 1 year Limited Warranty.

• Portable Cell Phone Charger: $19.99
Never be caught with a dead cell phone battery again! Now you can get an efficient, endless source of power for your cell phone with the Portable Cell Phone Charger, a battery-free, pocket-sized mobile phone charger. Simply connect the Portable Cell Phone Charger to your cell phone with the included cable and adapters, twist the handle in any direction, and in just three minutes, you'll power a dead cell phone enough for five minutes of talk time. For longer power duration, just twist the handle longer! Cell phones are sold separately.
Hand crank generator charges your cell phone battery without batteries or electricity
Includes 4 connectors for all popular phone types
Emergency light can be used without the connector cord
Great for travelers

• Roughneck Totes
These popular sized, durable, rugged storage boxes are shatter resistant down to zero degrees. High top lid for added capacity. Large, comfortable integrated handles offer easy lifting and portability. Stackable when full and nestable when empty for space efficiency. Perfectly sized for bulky item storage.
24 gallon: $7.47
37 gallon: $10.97

• Water

• Rabbit ears for TV

• Fire extinguisher

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