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.
Prepare Financially
  • 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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