‘This is NOT a hurricane’: Emergency officials remind Floridians they don’t need to stockpile bulk amounts of water, toilet paper

‘This is NOT a hurricane’: Emergency officials remind Floridians they don’t need to stockpile bulk amounts of water, toilet paper
The Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding Floridians that the two are not the same. (WFTV.com News Staff)

FLORIDA — Floridians are used to stocking up in preparation for a hurricane. A pandemic on the other hand? Not so much.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding Floridians that the two are not the same.

“Floridians do not need to prepare as if a hurricane is coming,” the division tweeted Tuesday along with a handy graphic breaking down the difference.

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Meaning: Think twice before buying that fifth pack of toilet paper or fourth 24-pack of water bottles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a detailed guide on how to prepare your household for the spread of COVID-19. Click here to read it.