05 Jun Preparing for Hurricane Season
Preparing for Hurricane Season
June 5, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the Hurricane Season of 2018 will be busier than 2017’s hurricane season. Last year we helped restore power for those affected by storms and this year we are prepared to do it again.
In the meantime, we want to help those on potential storm pathways prepare in advance. To prepare, it is suggested you do the following:
- Create a Communication Plan with your Family Emergency Plan, Keep a Copy for Reference
- Have an Evacuation Plan that includes plans for locations away from home and for your pets (lots of pets are sadly left behind in emergencies)
- Check your insurance plan, does it cover flooding?
- Download the FEMA App to get Alerts
- Make sure you heed any warnings issued by local officials!
- Prep a Basic Disaster Supply Kit & Wait until the area is declared Safe before returning home
If you are NOT in an area advised to evacuate, and you decide to stay home during a storm, have plans for worst-case scenarios. Make sure you stock adequate supplies – imagine if you lost power and water for several days and you were not able to leave because of flooding or blocked roads – what would you need?
For more information, including example emergency plans and evacuation details, please visit ready.gov/hurricanes. To contact us about storm or emergency response services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.