Are you ready for Hurricane Season?
Although hurricane season does not start officially until June 1st, pre-season activity is not uncommon. Experts are predicting a busy season this year. Don't wait until there is a storm brewing. Take the time and get prepared now.
1. Make a Plan
Create a written evacuation plan complete with a list of important phone numbers and at least two evacuation routes in case you must leave. make sure you keep your gas tanks FULL in case you get stuck in heavy traffic.
2. Gather Disaster Supplies
Have a disaster kit ready. A good rule of thumb is to have enough non-perishable food, water, medicine, and masks to last each person in your family at least a week. Here again, it is vital to keep your vehicles full of gas, even if you can no longer evacuate.
3. Review Your Documents
Check your insurance policy and renew your flood insurance. Most flood insurance policies take at least 30 days to become effective. Don't get caught without the coverage you need!
4. Stay Informed
NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings.