If you live along the Atlantic coast or the Gulf of Mexico, chances are you’re prepping for Hurricane Irma. The major hurricane with record winds is set to hit the United States this weekend. While hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the south, others have chosen to stay. If you’ve chosen to stay put, it’s extremely important to make sure that you’re prepared.
Here are 10 things you need in your home before a storm:
1. Fishing Line
While you won’t be doing any fishing during the storm, fishing line can come in handy. The strong, waterproof fiber can be used to tie things down that might be blown away by the wind.
2. First Aid Kit
Make sure you have a first aid kit handy in case of an emergency. It should include sterile dressing, different sizes of bandages, sterile gauze pads, sanitizer and wipes, adhesive tape, anti-bacterial ointment, small scissors, gloves and tweezers. Add anything else you may need.