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Hurricane checklist: Tips for before the storm

Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to the first hurricane of the season. This is how to be ready.

"It's important just to be ready to go should this come a little bit closer to the region as proposed right now," Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday.

We recommend you stay tuned to the news and take any warnings and evacuation orders seriously.

We've put together a list of products that will help you protect your family and property this hurricane season. Many of these items — generators especially — sell out quickly this time of year. We've included some of the top rated products everyone in a hurricane-prone area should have in a safe, easily accessible storage place.

See the full list of recommendations on Chicago Tribune's website here.

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October 21, 2023

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