Hurricane season has kicked off this past week with storms making their way to the states. While there isn’t much you can do to stop a hurricane, you can make sure to be prepared.
There are a few different things you can do to prepare for the potential of a hurricane.
Study Your Evacuation Route
Every evacuation route is going to vary based on location. More specifically, it will vary based on your surge zone. Surge zones are areas that are more susceptible to flooding during a hurricane or storm. Surge zone maps are used to determine evacuation routes. Find out if you are in a surge zone and then discover the evacuation route you should take.
The Red Cross put out a list that everyone should have in order to be prepared for hurricanes. The list includes:
- Water: 3-day supply (one gallon per person per day)
- Food: 3-day supply of non-perishable food, 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
Each member of your family has their own life, which may mean you are not together when disaster strikes. So, it is important to develop a plan for you and your family to follow in the case of an emergency. It can be done by gathering your family and answering questions about contact information, nearby shelters, and evacuation routes.
Remember Your Pets
Our pets are practically family, and they should be treated as such during events such as a hurricane. They require their own supply kit and emergency plans. Similarly, there needs to be some research done to ensure that your pet can go wherever you go. For example, some shelters do not accept animals.
Nature is always going to show us its power. Natural events such as hurricanes are just an example of that. The only thing to do is make sure you are taking the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family as much as you can.
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