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The 13 most important things you should do to prepare for a hurricane

Business Insider Logo By Peter Kotecki of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 14:  The Department of Homeland Security says all families should come up with an emergency plan well before a disaster occurs.  Families should prepare their emergency kits (keep scrolling for a list of items to put in them) and determine what they will do in case of a necessary evacuation. Agree upon a reunion point for your family, and pick someone out of state who your family members to contact if you get separated.  Write down important phone numbers and keep them in your wallet, as cell phones may die during a disaster.

Establish an emergency plan with your family.

The Department of Homeland Security says all families should come up with an emergency plan well before a disaster occurs.

Families should prepare their emergency kits (keep scrolling for a list of items to put in them) and determine what they will do in case of a necessary evacuation. Agree upon a reunion point for your family, and pick someone out of state who your family members to contact if you get separated.

Write down important phone numbers and keep them in your wallet, as cell phones may die during a disaster.

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