Hurricane Preparedness

Prepare your residents for hurricane season by creating a post with graphics from the Department of Homeland Security and American Red Cross below:

Hurricane PreparednessHurricane_Preparedness-01.png

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Sample Message: "Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find."
(Source: FEMA)  


Have an Evacuation PlanHurricane_preparedness-_have_an_evacuation_plan.png

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Sample message: "Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know who issues evacuation orders for your area, determine locations on where you will ride out the storm, and start to get your supplies now."
(Source: National Weather Service)  


 Build a KitHurricane_preparedness-_build_a_kit.png

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Sample Message: "Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk."
(Source: FEMA)  


Prepare Your HomeHurricane_Preparedness-_prepare_your_home-01.png

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Sample Message: "There is a lot you can do around your home to help protect it from hurricane winds. Well ahead of the approaching storm, trim trees on your property, get approved window coverings, collect loose outdoor items, secure all doors on your property and find a safe location for your vehicle."
(Source: National Weather Service)  


 Follow Local OfficialsHurricane_preparedness-_follow_local_officials.png

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Sample Message: "Keep your cell phone charged when you know a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices to power electronics."
(Source: FEMA)  


Be a Good NeighborHurricane_preparedness-_be_a_good_neighbor.png

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Sample Message: "Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes."
(Source: FEMA)  


Before a HurricaneHurricane_Preparedness-_red_cross.png

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Sample Message: "Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane."
(Source: National Weather Service)  


Staying Safe at HomeHurricane_preparedness-_staying_safe_at_home.png

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Sample Message: 
"-Clear your yard. Make sure there’s nothing that could blow around during the storm and damage your home.
-Cover up windows and doors. Use storm shutters or nail pieces of plywood to the outside window frames to protect your windows. 
-Be ready to turn off your power. If you see flooding, downed power lines, or you have to leave your home, switch your power off.
-Fill clean water containers with drinking water. You’ll want to do this in case you lose your water supply during the storm. "
(Source: CDC)  


 

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