Weather Event Preparedness
When there is a prediction of a potential weather event, don’t wait until the last minute to get prepared. Start now so that you may keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
It is important to make a Disaster Supply Kit. The following is a list of supplies you might consider including in your kit:
Water – at least one gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days & Food – enough for 3 to 7 days
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food & Manual can opener & Utensils and paper plates
- Blankets, Sleeping Bags and Pillows & Clothing
- First aid kit/Prescriptions & Flashlight- battery operated (extra batteries)
- Cell phone- charged and extra battery & Cash – ATMs may not be working
- Keys to house and car & Important documents including insurance, bank accounts, medical records, etc.
Prior to any disaster you should meet with your family and have a family plan. This plan should include locating the safest room in your home or community for each hurricane/tornado hazard and determine escape routes from your home and places to meet.
In the event that you are evacuated the following guidelines will help you to evacuate safely. Keep a full tank of gas in your car. Leave early enough so that you avoid being trapped by severe weather and follow evacuation routes. Do not take shortcuts as they may be blocked.
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