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[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Hurricane Plan

Thanks to modern technology, hurricanes are predictable. Tracking a storm for days up until landfall is common and allows us to make preparations in advance. Anyone in the path of a hurricane should have supplies ready and plan for evacuation if need be. The following are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe.


  • Calmly inform children about the hurricane in simple terms
  • Create a Family Hurricane Plan that all family members can remember and execute, this includes taking care of pets.
  • Make a Disaster Supply Kit and store it in an easy-to-carry bag or container
  • Practice your family hurricane plan so if needed, your family can evacuate safely and quickly.
  • Reinforce your home (windows, openings, roofing, etc.)


  • One gallon of water per person for 7 days
  • Enough food for 3 – 7 days
  • Non-perishable foods and juices
  • Baby food (if needed)
  • Snacks
  • Manual can opener
  • Cooking tools/fuel
  • Paper plates/plastic utensils
  • Blankets/Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing including rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs
  • Special items—for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries/hygienic products
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Hand crank-operated radio
  • Cash
  • Keys Toys, Books, and Games
  • Important documents sealed in a waterproof container/bag
  • Tools
  • Gas up your car(s)


  • Know the weak points in your home and discuss your family.
  • Find a safe room in your home in case you need protection from a potential hurricane hazard
  • Find the best escape routes from your home and places to meet loved ones.
  • Have a single point of contact for your family, preferably someone out-of-state.
  • Create an evacuation plan for your pets.
  • Make sure your children know how and when to call 9-1-1 and have a list of other emergency phone numbers available
  • Check your insurance coverage to make sure it includes flood damage
  • Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Hurricane Supply Kit.
  • Use a hand crank operated radio to stay informed
  • Learn first aid/CPR


  • Install backflow valves in your sewer traps to prevent floodwaters from backing up into the drains of your home.
  • Bring patio furniture, lawn decorations, tools, trash cans, planters, etc. inside.
  • Clean rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Seal walls and openings with water-proofing compounds.
  • Take photographs of your home for insurance purposes.
  • Know how to turn off electricity, gas, and water if advised to do so by authorities.


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Hurricane Safety

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