We dodged a bullet with Erika, but we’re about to reach the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season (Sept. 10).
Last week, it appeared as if then-Tropical Storm Erika could hit Florida.
There are several items you should have in your vehicle in the event of a major storm impacting Central Florida.
First, some pretty basic things:
1. Insurance information
2. Phone charger
4. And cash to fill up the gas tank or for other emergencies
It’s also a good idea to make sure your air conditioning works.
There are some other things you might want to bring, as well:
6. Cooler with ice
7. Nonperishable snacks
10. Blankets and pillows
It might also be good to include some distractions, like music, cards and games. Also, bring toilet paper, medications and basic items for your pet (if you have pets).
If you want to be even more prepared, bring your health insurance information, a copy of your homeowners’ or renters’ policy, a certificate of vaccination for your pets and photos of your house so you can prove damage to your insurance company.