Are you ready? You and the family have been advised that with in 36 hours there is a good possibility that a hurricane is coming your way. Is your Hurricane Disaster Kit stocked? Are you ready?
Making a family plan for before, during and after the storm occurs is the first step for preparing for the ‘storm”. Make sure you complete the list of tasks you need to do to batten down the hatches, before the hurricane watch is issued. For example, reinforce doors, including the garage, windows, storm shutters and the roof, clean the gutters, even perhaps construct a safe room. Do the generator and car have fuel? Is everything in the yard secured or stored? Do you have enough food and water for every member of the family, including the pets for at least a week. Are there Hurricane Lamps when the electricity has been interrupted? Did you include batteries and an emergency radio to keep abreast of the weather and storm conditions? Are there games, toys, and reading materials ? Do you have your important documents( insurance, contacts, bank information, ID, Social Security, names of household members, including pets, medical information. etc.). So by the time you receive the hurricane warning (24 hours), your family, and pets are prepared to evacuate or stay in place.
The best time to prepare is before a disaster or emergency takes place.