Two Things To Do Now to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With our next hurricane season approaching, there are many convincing reasons not to postpone preparations. According to the Hurricane Weather Center the “Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.”

Get Ready for Hurricane season

Here are two things that everyone needs to do now:

1. Get your emergency supplies now!

Those that wait until the last minute to purchase emergency supplies are at risk of not being able to find what they need and having to wait in long lines to buy what is left at stores during hurricane season. It is best to avoid being among those that try to make last-minute purchases of food and water, only to come up empty handed during a storm.

According to Ready.gov here is a list of some basics to get now, while you can easily find them in stores. You can also order some of them online and have them delivered to your home ahead of the hurricane season:

  • Water, one gallon per person per day (three-day minimum)
  • Food, a three-day supply of no-cook foods
  • Flashlights, with extra batteries
  • Hand-crank or battery-powered radio, with extra batteries
  • NOAA weather radio
  • First-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger, inverter or solar charger
  • Supply of plywood, for temporary storm shutters
Prepare now by having a stocked emergency supply kit.

Prepare now by having a stocked emergency supply kit.

Click here for more information from Ready.gov. 

 

2. Make your evacuation plans! Now is the time to calmly create, print out, download and discuss emergency plans with your family, friends and employees or coworkers.

Creating an evacuation plan starts with finding a place where loved ones will meet within your area, and another place that is immediately outside of your neighborhood. You can do some research online to identify the best evacuation routes, and then do a test run on a couple yourself. Once you have your two places and evacuation routes save them to everyone’s phones and print a hard copy to go in the glove compartment of your vehicles.

Discuss which out-of-area contacts that family members and other loved ones can each notify when they’re safe. Have everyone Save those people in their contacts under Emergency Contacts and print a hard copy to go in the glove compartment of your vehicles.

Making informed decisions and taking responsible actions now will help you to protect yourself and your loved ones during the upcoming Hurricane Season.

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