Hurricane Preparedness Guide
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Be Smart, Be Ready
- Study Maps and Plan Route
- Purchase or Print Paper Maps – Don’t rely on Electronic Maps in an Emergency (Phone & Web service may be out)
- Have Supplies ready for Travel
- Ready your Pets for Travel too!
- Review Plan with Family & Friends
- Full tank for Vehicles
- Insurance Policies
- Deed to Home, Car Titles
- Passport, Birth Cert., Social Security Cards, Etc.
- Computer Files & Photos – Many of us have Important Files, Personal Information & Photos on our Computers. Back them Up to CD, DVD or the Cloud!
- Make a list of needed supplies.
- Check Insurance Policies & Update if necessary
- Make a list of Important Papers & Documents
- Plan Escape Route in case evacuation is necessary
- Update Emergency Contact Phone numbers
- Review Plan with Family
- Watch Local TV Weather forecasts
- Purchase Weather Radio
- Monitor Weather Web Stats
- Monitor Weather Appps on Phone & Tablets
- Contact Family & Friends as Storm Develops
Prep your Home
- Board your Windows or at least use Tape to minimize shattered glass
- Consider using Sand Bags to protect against flooding
- Know how to shut off Utilities for Emergencies
- Consider Purchasing Home Generator for Power Outages
- Food & Water for 3 Days on Average
- Sanitary Supplies (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Soap, Hand Sanitizer
- First Aid Kit
- Flashlights, Candles, Matches, Etc
- Blankets, Change of Clothing, Sturdy Shoes, Work Gloves
- Basic Tools (Hammer, Shovel, Pry bar, Screw Drivers, etc.)
Be Ready to Evacuate
- Have a full tank for Vehicles
- Have Supplies ready to travel
- Have Pets & Pet Supplies ready if necessary
- Monitor Forecasts for evacuation Orders & Instructions
Food & Water
- Canned foods such as tuna,salmon, vegetables, or fruits.
- Instant Soup Mixes
- Noodle Packs
- Peanut Butter
- Power Bars
- Crackers, Cookies
- Nuts and Trail Mix
- Shelf Stable Milk
- Powdered Milk, which can last for up to six months.
- You need on average 1 GALLON of Water PER PERSON PER DAY
Hand Crank Weather Radio/Charger
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- Solar Power
- Phone Charging