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Hurricane Season is Here

Did you know that hurricane season starts on June 1st and goes to the end of November? Are you ready? Is your family ready?

Plan ahead:

  • Home emergency supplies
    • Refill medications prior to storm- minimum of 7 day supply
    • Water – one gallon per person per day 3 to 5 day minimum
    • Food supplies for 3-5 days
    • Non electric can opener
    • Portable battery powered radio
    • Additional batteries
    • Charge your devices
    • Face covering/masks
    • hand sanitizer/disinfectant wipes
  • Make a plan for your family
    • Child Care
    • Elder care
    • Pet care – food, a crate to carry pet (if possible)
  • Make plans to check on the elderly and disabled in your neighborhood
  • If you need to evacuate – have a plan in place
    • Have a full tank of gas in your truck or car
    • Have road maps – you may be on unfamiliar roads
    • If separated from your family, have a pre-arranged meeting place
    • If possible, have a place to evacuate to, i.e. – relative or friends
    • Per plan several evacuation routes – the main route may be blocked or flooded
  • Have an emergency supply kit to take with you, to include:
    • Medications, for everyone including pets
    • Clothing
    • Important papers and phone numbers
    • Non perishable food
    • Additional water

During a storm:

  • Stay tuned to radio and televisions for official weather information and local directions
  • Follow instructions given by local and state emergency officials
  • Turn your refrigerator to the maximum cold setting – this will help keep your food cold longer if there is a power failure
  • Fill bathtub and other containers with additional water
  • If you have well water, not much comes out of the faucet once the power goes out  

Listed below are tips and resources that you can use to be prepared.
Plan ahead:

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