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The Best Hurricane Preparedness Supplies and Strategies

Hurricanes have terrifying power, and because of their sheer scope and unpredictability, each one presents variables that are totally out of your control.

How destructive will it be?

Will it shift direction and come right at you?

Will you have to evacuate?

As unsettling as these questions are, there’s a lot you can do to get ready for one of these megastorms, from staying informed to making sure you have the right gear to completing a few relatively simple home improvements.

Continue reading about hurricane preparedness supplies, written by Doug Mahoney and Ellen Airhart.

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July 8, 2024

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Doug Mahoney and Ellen Airhart

Senior Staff Writer and Associate Writer

Doug Mahoney is a senior staff writer at Wirecutter covering home improvement. He spent 10 years in high-end construction as a carpenter, foreman, and supervisor. He lives in a very demanding 250-year-old farmhouse and spent four years gutting and rebuilding his previous home. He also raises sheep and has a dairy cow that he milks every morning.

Ellen Airhart is an associate writer at Wirecutter, where she covers cleaning and emergency preparedness. Please email her with your biggest messes and most anxious thoughts.

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