South Florida Postal Blog
Friday, September 13, 2019
September: Nat'l Preparedness Month
Know Your Hurricane Risk
Check with local officials to understand your risk.
Search online to find your local emergency management agency to learn more.
Sign up for local alerts or download the FEMA app.
Know Your Evacuation Zone
Learn your evacuation zone, route, and an alternate location to stay.
Include pets when planning to evacuate.
Practice your plan.
Assemble Disaster Supplies
Gather needed supplies for at least 10 days.
Don’t forget your specific needs like meds, powered devices, pets etc.
Keep cash in your emergency kit.
Start an emergency savings fund.
Check your insurance coverage to make sure you have enough coverage.
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Strengthen Your Home
Make sure your home is in good repair and meets local hurricane building codes.
Declutter drains and gutters, trim trees, secure loose outdoor items & secure doors.
Know a safe location to move your car during a hurricane.
Help Your Neighbors
Get to know your neighbors before an emergency strikes.
Make sure they have a plan before and after a hurricane.
Exchange contact information
Make an Emergency Plan
Write down your hurricane plan & share it.
Make a plan of how you will get in touch with others before, during, and after.
Take photos of important documents and store them in a secure place.
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