Hurricane Go-Bags During Covid

Add masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants.
August 25, 2020

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney advises consumers to purchase masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants and add them to their “Go Bag” in case they must evacuate because of a storm. A Go Bag’s contents should include cash (if the power goes out, credit cards won't work). Consumers should keep cash on hand for replenishing supplies. Medications also need to be packed because pharmacies might be closed, and hospitals could be overwhelmed.

A battery-powered radio will be useful for getting news and information if the electricity is out and cell towers are down. Every family member and pet requires a gallon of water per day if tap water becomes unsafe to drink. Chaney adds that consumers should include a copy of their insurance policies so they can quickly file a claim once the danger has passed. Consumers should review and be familiar with their insurance coverage. Other important documents include Social Security cards, passports, birth certificates, and driver’s licenses.

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