Hurricane season is in full swing, and many of us are preparing for the worst. A lot of people will have their homes to worry about; however, there are some things that you might not think about doing. Hurricane prep list to help keep your family safe:
-Make sure your pets are safe if you need to evacuate!
-Check with family members where they will go if a hurricane does hit.
-If possible, disconnect any water or gas lines outside your home before the storm hits so that it can’t be damaged by debris flying around.
-Make sure you have enough food and water for the next few days.
-Have an emergency plan for evacuation. Where will you go, what will you bring, what route will be best to take?
-Your important documents should be stored in a waterproof bag.
-Pet food and water for your animals, they will need to escape the storm as well! Don’t forget about them during this time of panic!
Preparing for a Hurricane
This might seem like a lot to do, but it is so important that you are prepared in case of an emergency!
A few things to stock up on before a hurricane:
-Flashlight and batteries.
-A first aid kit and prescription medications filled.
-Non-perishables like canned food and water that you can eat if the power goes out (make sure to replace every few months). Have a week’s supply of at-least one gallon of drinking water for each person.
-Cash. During power outages you may not have access to debit/credit cards. Keep emergency cash on hand.
-Full tank of gas. If you need to evacuate gas stations may be empty or closed. It’s a good idea to fill your tank before the storm just in case.
Storm Preparation Tips
There are many things that you can do before hurricane season comes around; however, these are just some basic precautions that everyone should take to be prepared.
Check out this Hurricane Preparedness guide for more tips
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