Monday, June 15, 2020

Hurricane season is here! Are you prepared?

Hurricane season began June 1, and it could be a dangerous one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that there will be three to six major hurricane seasons this year.

With the COVID-19 outbreak still going on, there are a few extra things to take into account during this year’s hurricane season. For example, you might have to shelter in a different place. Stores may not be open to get food or medicine. But you can take steps to make yourself and your family safer in case of a storm.

1. Create a stockpile checklist.
2. Involve the kids by making emergency preparedness fun, not scary.
3. A budget stockpile checklist can help you prepare for less money.
4. On your mark, get set, go bags! Make sure your go-bag is ready in case you need to leave quickly.
5. Put COVID-19 supplies in your go-bag. Add hand sanitizer and masks for each family member.
6. Keep your important documents, such as your ID and birth certificate, in a safe and easy-to-move container.

Remember, when you’re told by officials to evacuate, don’t hesitate to go!

With these steps, you’re stronger better and ready for whatever comes your way.

(Photo courtesy CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS)

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