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Hurricane Preparedness Tip

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Family Preparedness

August 03, 2010

FOR STAYING AT HOME DURING A HURRICANE

 

  • Develop a family disaster plan
  • Stay alert to storm advisories
    WATCH AND WARNING
  • Purchase a NOAA weather radio
  • Keep a Disaster Supply Kit ready
    Have enough food and water for at least three days
  • Protect valuable documents
  • Make your home more disaster resistant
    Prepare to board up windows and glass doors, anchor loose yard objects or bring them inside.
  • Get cash
    Following a hurricane, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed.
  • Fill your car with gasoline
  • Have a pet plan
    Before a storm threatens, contact your veterinarian or local humane society for information on preparing your pets for an emergency.
  • Do not use candles or open flames as a light source
  • Work with your neighbors
    Check on elderly or those with special needs.
  • As the storm hits, gather your family in a safe room
    An interior room with no windows.

Following the storm, watch out for downed power lines and listen to your local officials!

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