Plan in advance
If an evacuation is ordered, know your local hurricane evacuation route(s) and organize a place to stay. Communicate your plan with someone not in the storm’s path.
Sign-up for emergency alerts via text message or email for your area. To find available alerts in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts”.
Establish A Family Emergency Plan
- Consider your household’s specific needs – disabilities, prescriptions, baby or young children’s necessities, pets, etc.
- Have a communication plan if members are separated.
Secure Important Items
Know where your important documents are (birth/marriage certificates, insurance information – keep copy backed up on computer and any paper copies in air/water tight bags.
Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.
Make sure your cell phone is fully charged in anticipation of power outages.
Prepare an emergency Kit
store all of your items in airtight plastic bags and have all of your supplies in one or two easy to carry containers, such as plastic bins or a duffel bag. *Remember, after assembling your kit, to check and update as needed and as changes in your household occur. Ensure each member of your household knows where kit is stored. Suggested items include:
- Gallons of Water – enough for each household member for drinking and sanitary purposes.
- Non-perishable food – have approximately three days’ worth of food on hand for each household member.
- Battery powered or hand crank radio
- Extra Batteries
- First aid kit
- Manuel can opener
- Moist towelettes/Sanitary wipes
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Paper plates, cups and utensils
- Books, board games, puzzles, cards, etc.
- Cell phone charger(s) and extra battery
- Additional items as pertains to your family – medications, baby and/or pet supplies, etc.
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