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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is officially upon us and we would like to make sure that you and you family are prepared. After the devastating events of 2017 that struck havoc in areas such as Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, and numerous others, the urge for properly preparing for any natural disaster is intense. We would like to share with you a few tips from FEMA’s hurricane preparedness guide to ensure that you and your family can take extra precaution and are able to safely brace any impending impact. The guide strategically informs readers on how to prepare prior to the formation of a hurricane, how to prepare for an impending hurricane, and what actions you should take during landfall.

  • Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
  • Restock your emergency preparedness kit.. Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Cover all of your home’s windows
  • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.”
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery outdoors ONLY and away from windows.”
  • Avoid wading in flood water, which can contain dangerous debris.

 

For more information on how best to create a plan for you and your family, please visit: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

 

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