Hurricane Safety Tips and Information

Hurricane safety is paramount with the hurricane season in full swing (beginning June 1). The message for every person is the same: prepare, prepare, prepare. It's important that you have the information you need to keep yourself and your family safe.

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It's That Time of Year: How Do You Protect Your Home and Family?

Increase your awareness and protect yourself, your family, home and property from harmful hurricanes by taking note of important hurricane information the NOAA provides.

If the area in which you live is prone to hurricanes follow these hurricane safety tips:

  • Learn safe routes inland
  • Determine ahead of time where official shelters are located for emergency evacuation
  • Develop a family hurricane plan
  • Keep all emergency equipment in good working order. These include emergency power generatorsEmergency Power Generators, flashlightsFlashlights, radios, batteries, tarpsTarps
  • Stock up on non-perishable food and water supplies - consider investing in a water system tankWater System Tank
  • Keep gardens well maintained with trees and shrubbery trimmed
  • Have plywood on hand to protect doors and windows
  • Know your community's hurricane safety plan
  • Review insurance policies to determine if you're covered in the event of flood and wind damage

Hurricane Safety - Before the Hurricane Hits:

  • Keep photos or video of your home, its contents and other personal property in a separate location, such as in a safe deposit box
  • Photocopy personal IDs, credit cards, insurance policies and other important documents and keep them in a watertight container with your emergency supplies
  • Fuel and service family vehicles and consider investing in a fuel transfer tankFuel Transfer Tank
  • Prepare to cover all windows and doors with shutters or plywood
  • Secure or bring in lightweight objects such as garbage cans, garden tools, toys and lawn furniture
  • Keep extra cash on hand for emergency purposes
  • Develop a family emergency plan, detailing how family members are to evacuate the house and where to meet
  • Plan to leave immediately if you:
    • Live in a mobile home (unsafe in high winds, even if securely fastened to the ground)
    • Live on the coastline, on an offshore island or near a river or flood plain
    • Live in a high-rise building (hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations)
Hurricane Safety Tips and Information The key to minimizing hurricane damage to people and property is being prepared and knowing what to do. Follow these hurricane safety tips to protect your family and your property.

Hurricane Safety - During the Hurricane Storm:

Hurricane Safety - After the Hurricane Storm:

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