Hurricane Preparedness Information

The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.  Always be prepared!  Build an emergency kit.  Some items to include in your kit are:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation.
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Medications.
  • Food and water for your pets.
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio and NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help.
  • Dust mask, to help filter air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food).
  • Local maps

 

Make a family emergency plan.  Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.

 

After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies, the next step to take is to get involved in preparing your community.  We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns secure from emergencies of all kinds.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:17:00 AM