It seemed fitting to pass along a few hurricane preparation reminders. In the interest of honesty, I don’t live in a hurricane prone part of the country, so this info is distilled from those who do.
Even if you’ve heard these tips before, hurricanes pose a serious enough threat that they shouldn’t be taken lightly.
When a hurricane appears to be on its way, clear your yard of any loose material, such as tree branches and lawn furniture that might blow around. Anchor what cannot be removed. Board up windows or brace them with crisscrossed strips of heavy tape so glass won’t shatter in strong winds.
Keep flashlights, good batteries, a battery-operated radio, a first-aid kit, water, and essential medications on hand. Stock up on nonperishable food. Have a few MRE’s on hand.
During a hurricane, stay inside. A sudden calm may mean only that the eye of the storm is passing over you. Keep listening for bulletins about the storm’s progress on the radio.
Have a family emergency communication plan in case you become separated from family members. Review your family’s evacuation plan.