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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

   
Develop A Family Plan Disaster Supply Kit

• Discuss the type of hazards that could affect  your  
  family.

• Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge,
  flooding and wind.

• Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home

  for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances

  the safest areas may not be your home but within

  your community.

• Determine escape routes from your home and places

  to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles

  rather than hundreds of miles.

• Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so
  all your family members have a single point of contact.

• Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you

   need to evacuate.

• Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones

   and make sure your children know how and when to

   call 911.

• Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not

   usually covered by homeowners insurance.

• Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a

   Disaster Supply Kit.

• Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its

   battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke

   detectors.

• Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.

 

 

For more information, visit:
• http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
• http://www.fema.gov/
• http://www.redcross.org/

• Water - at least 1 gallon daily per
   person for 3 to 7 days
• Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 
  days
— non-perishable packaged or canned
   food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack food
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils
• Blankets / Pillows, etc.
• Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy
   shoes
• First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription
  Drugs
• Special Items - for babies and the
  elderly
• Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture
  wipes

• Flashlight / Batteries
• Radio - Battery operated and NOAA
  weather radio
• Telephones - Fully charged cell phone
  with extra battery and a traditional
  (not cordless) telephone set
• Cash (with some small bills) and
  Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may
  not be available for extended periods
• Keys
• Toys, Books and Games
• Important documents - in a
  waterproof container or
  watertight resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank
   account numbers, Social Security
   card, etc.
• Tools - keep a set with you during
  the storm
• Vehicle fuel tanks filled
• Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization
   records /medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash

   
 
 

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