2019 Hurricane season has begun, and while it may be sometime before Florida is impacted this season, your steps for getting prepared should have already begun.
Basic questions to ask yourself:
- What is my plan if I decide to hunker down in place during a storm?
- What is my plan if I need to evacuate?
- Are all my legal and insurance documents available and in order?
- Do I have enough food and water if I lose power and utilities for a week?
- Do I have enough medication if I cannot get to a pharmacy for 30 days?
- What if my land line and cell phone do not work because of the storm? How will I get help if needed?
- Have I contacted my local shelter to make any special needs or travel arrangements?
- What do I need to bring with me if I have to go to a shelter? Will the shelter be able to accommodate any special needs that I may have?
- Will I be able to evacuate with my pet(s)?
- Do I have enough food, water and medications for up to a week for my pet(s)?
- Will the shelter accept my pet(s), what pet supplies will I need to bring?
The above questions only scratch the surface of what one needs to do when preparing for hurricane season. If you feel you do not have answers to any of these questions, it’s time to step it up and get serious about your plans this season. The following are resources to help you better prepare to stay safe if a hurricane does decide to blow this way.
Assemble hurricane supplies
Develop and evacuation plan
Determine your risk
What do I need to know about flood insurance (FEMA)
Strengthen your home
Helping Your Neighbor