Hurricane Andrew

Satellite weather map of Hurricane Andrew as it made land in South Florida. Dated August 24 1992. (File)

Things you should have ready

•Water: At least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7days; also, make extra ice before the storm hits.

•Food: At least enough for 3 to 7 days, mostly nonperishable packaged or canned food, juices.

•Blankets, pillows, etc.

•Items for infants or the elderly.


•Nonelectric can opener.

•Cooking tools, fuel.

•Paper plates, plastic utensils.


•Rain gear.

•First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs.

•Sturdy shoes.

•Toys, books and games.


•Hygiene items.

•Moisture wipes.

•Flashlight, batteries.

•Battery-operated, NOAA weather radios.