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A basic storm kit is designed to get a family through 48 hours without electricity and basic services. Your basic storm kit should include whistles, blankets, garbage bags, batteries, a three-day water supply and two days worth of food. Get the complete of items here and what to include in a three-to-four day kit and a week or more kit.
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A 5,500-watt generator will run about eight hours on 5 gallons of gasoline, so gas management is critical if you want to be prepared for an extended power outage. That may mean running your generator for shorter periods and coasting on things like refrigeration. Find out more tips for preparing your home for a hurricane.