Are You Prepared For Hurricane Season?

Dated: May 28 2020

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Hurricane season is quickly approaching. It’s June 1 - November 30. It is very important that you are prepared. Here’s a few tips to keep your family and home safe:

1. Review your plan: always make sure you review your plan for preparing and reacting to a hurricane. You will need to make sure your home is prepared ahead of time:

  • If you have a generator, make sure it’s filled up ahead of time
  • If you have a grill, make sure the propane tank is filled ahead of time
  • Make sure you have all of your hurricane shutters and that they work
  • Bring patio furniture in, plants, and anything else outdoors that could be a hazard

2.   Review your insurance policy: check your home owner’s policy to see if it covers hurricane damage and check to see if you need flood insurance

3.   Protect important documents: put your most important documents like birth certificates, titles, house deeds in a water proof safe. You can also take any pictures, photo albums, and anything else valuable and put it in the safe or waterproof container. 

4. Evacuation routes: If you are in an evacuation zone plan ahead of time where you will go. Leave enough time to travel safely. 

5. Emergency supply kit: have all the necessities handy in your home in case you are there for days due to power outage and/or unsafe conditions outside. You should at least have:

  • Water: at least 1 gallon per day/person for 3-7 days
  • Food: enough per person for 3-7 days
  • Any special items needed for babies, kids, or elderly
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Phone chargers: make sure to charge ahead of time
  • Cars: make sure to fill with gas ahead of time
  • Pets: make sure you are stocked with their food and medicine
  • First aid kit: make sure it’s stocked
  • Medicine: make sure to refill prescriptions ahead of time
  • Make sure you are stocked on all toiletries and paper goods
  • Money: keep in mind banks and ATM’s may be closed
  • Battery operated radio
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Charlene Cahen

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