With hurricane season kicking off, we are already seeing storms hit certain parts of the nation. Whether or not you live in an affected area, understanding how to prepare for a hurricane is important.
There is not much you can do to stop a natural event from occurring, but the one thing you can do is make sure you have prepared for yourself and your family. There are a few things you want to check off your hurricane preparedness list.
Study Your Evacuation Route
Depending on where you are located, each evacuation route is going to be different. There are areas known as surge zones. Surge zones are areas that are more susceptible to flooding during hurricanes or storms. Surge zone maps are used to determine evacuation routes. Determine what surge zone you are located in and what that means for your evacuation plan.
The Red Cross put together a comprehensive list that shares what supplies are needed to be prepared for a hurricane. The list includes:
- Water: 3-day supply (one gallon per person per day)
- Food: 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-make food
- Battery-powered radio
- First aid kit
- Medications: at least 7 days’ worth, and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Family and emergency contact information
Make an Emergency Plan
You and your family may not always be together when drastic natural events happen. Therefore, it is important to have a plan that you and your family will follow in the case of an emergency. You can create this plan by sitting down with your family and answering some questions about contact information, nearby shelters, and evacuation routes.
Remember Your Pets
Your dogs are another member of your family. Therefore, they should be included in all of the emergency plans and have their own set of supplies. If a shelter seems like a likely possibility for your family, there needs to be some research done beforehand as some shelters do not accept animals. Other arrangements would need to be made.
Once nature chooses its course, there is nothing to be done to stop it. Instead, you can make sure that you protect yourself and your family to the best of your ability.
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