First-aid kit

A first-aid kit in the home and in the car is a useful item to have in the aftermath of a hurricane. 

Photo by Kevin M. Cox

Although medical care was available on the island after Hurricane Ike, it was hard to get to.

For major emergencies, a trip to an emergency room or an urgent care center is necessary. But if you plan to ride out a storm, prepare to take care of cuts, scrapes and bruises on your own.

You can buy a good first-aid kit from almost any store that sells camping or outdoor supplies, but it’s also easy to make your own.

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