How long should I expect to be self-sufficient during an emergency?

You should be self-sufficient for at least seven days, following a hurricane or any other serious emergency. This means you should have three days' worth of supplies for each member of your household and your pet(s).

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1. How long should I expect to be self-sufficient during an emergency?
2. Will you contact FPL in a power outage?
3. How do I get Red Cross Assistance?
4. What is a tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm?
5. Should I tape my windows when a hurricane threatens?
6. What should I do during a hurricane watch vs a hurricane warning?
7. What do some of the words and acronyms mean when talking about hurricanes?
8. What is wind shear?
9. What are “Cape Verde” hurricanes?
10. Do I need to open my windows when a hurricane approaches?
11. Why are hurricanes named?
12. Does El Niño affect hurricanes?
13. Do I have to evacuate if an evacuation order is issued for my area?
14. .I have a pet. What can I do to ensure they are safe during an emergency?