Hurricane season is officially here – and we want to make sure you and your family are prepared. Over the past few years, devastating hurricanes have struck Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, North and South Carolina, and countless areas throughout the world. As we approach a new hurricane season, we would like to share a few tips from FEMA’s hurricane preparedness guide to ensure that you and your family stay safe. 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