If you are HURRICANE AWARE
you will be able to answer these three questions:
- What are the Hurricane Hazards?
- What does it mean to you?
- Do you live in a Surge Zone?
- On a Barrier Island?
- In an area prone to flooding?
- In a strong sturdy home?
- What actions should you take to be prepared?
- Family Disaster Plan
- Disaster Supply Kit
- Secure your home
- Have a place to go and
- Stay Aware
Be sure to ask other family members, friends and neighbors if they are HURRICANE AWARE too.
|TAKING ACTION is as easy as 1-2-3: |
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Before Hurricane Season Starts YOU SHOULD:
| ||Assemble your Disaster Supply Kit.|
These items are often scattered around your home and simply need to be brought together into one location.
| ||Write out your Family Disaster Plan.|
Discuss the possible hazards with your family. Determine if you are in an evacuation area. Identify an out-of-town family contact.
When a Hurricane Watch is issued YOU SHOULD:
| ||Check your Disaster Supply Kit.|
Make sure nothing is missing. Determine if there is anything you need to supplement your kit. Replenish your water.
| ||Activate your Family Disaster Plan.|
Protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions that require extra time (for example, securing a boat or leaving a barrier island).
When a Hurricane Warning is issued YOU SHOULD:
| ||Ready your Disaster Supply Kit for use.|
If you need to evacuate, you should bring your Supply Kit with you.
| ||Use your Family Disaster Plan.|
Your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.
(Information Courtesy of NOAA)