All Floridians should prepare hurricane supply kits now while the tropics are quiet. It is important to create a kit of supplies that you could take with you if you are forced to evacuate. This kit will also be useful if you are able to stay in your home, but are still affected by the storm, such as through the loss of power.
One common trend seen when hurricanes are approaching is wide-spread panic. When this happens, people rush in large numbers to get all the supplies they think they need. However, if you prepare your kit ahead of time, you can alleviate a lot of the potential stress of a very chaotic situation. You should keep your supplies in a bag or plastic bin that you can easily take with you. Here are some recommended items to include in your hurricane supply kit: