Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.
McCrory has declared Sunday through Saturday as Hurricane Preparedness Week. He’s encouraging residents to update their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season runs through November.
North Carolina already experienced tropical weather when Tropical Storm Ana brought heavy rain to the coast earlier this month.
Emergency kits should contain enough non-perishable food and a gallon of water per person per day to last three to seven days.
Other essential items include copies of insurance papers and identification in a watertight plastic bag; weather radio and batteries; prescription medicines; sleeping bag or blankets; extra clothes; hygiene items such as toothbrush and deodorant; cash or checkbook; and pet supplies.