What you need in a hurricane preparedness kit

By Christopher Brito

/ CBS News

Hurricane Dorian targets Florida

The entire state of Florida and parts of Georgia are under a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to strengthen into an extremely powerful storm before it makes landfall Sunday or Monday.

"If you're in the path of this storm — anywhere on the east coast of Florida — make your preparations," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference Thursday. "Take action."

He encouraged every Florida resident to have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, on hand — and to "have a plan in case of disaster."

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CBS News has rounded up some emergency preparedness tips for people and pets, as well as a checklist of supplies to have on hand before a big storm arrives.

What supplies do you need to prepare for a hurricane?

Ahead of potentially devastating storms this hurricane season, the Red Cross recommends having the following supplies on hand:

What safety precautions should you take before a hurricane?

In their hurricane safety checklist, the Red Cross advises:

At the very least, have an emergency "go bag" at the ready.

Hurricane safety tips for pets

The Humane Society of the United States also put together a disaster plan for your pets. Their recommendations include:

This is an updated version of a story first published on September 12, 2018.

First published on September 11, 2018 / 3:26 PM

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