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Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane season

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Updated: 6/01/2013 4:06 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Time to get in storm mode. In order to stay safe this hurricane season, you need to stock up on supplies now.

"The basics are going to be anything your family requires like medical supplies, water, basic food supply," Matthew Brown with Lowes said.

Brown preps people on safety all the time. He says beyond those things, flashlights, batteries and cleaning supplies are a must.

"Waiting to the last minute is never a good idea. You're not going to be able to shop around and find a bargain and it might be gone when you need it," he continued.

Building a hurricane kit might be expensive if you buy everything at once-- that's why experts suggest you spread out the purchases. Pick up something every time you take a trip to the store, and you'll eliminate some of the headache. Finally, propane, generators and weather radios are also good investments, Brown said.

"You never know what's going to happen. Without power, you definitely want to be able to stay in touch with the outside world."

The Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30.  One thing you must have is the new First Alert iPad App.  Download it for free in the Apple iTunes store.
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