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How to prepare before a hurricane

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

How to prepare before a hurricane:

Protecting your Pets & Animals;

Prepare a pet emergency kit for your companion animals.

Protecting your home;

  • Protect windows with permanent storm shutters or invest in one-half inch marine plywood that is pre-cut to fit your doors and windows.
  • Identify a place to store lawn furniture, toys, gardening tools and trash cans (away from stairs and exits) to prevent them from being moved by high winds and possibly hurting someone.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts to prevent flooding and unnecessary pressure on the awnings.
  • Remember that standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding but flood insurance does. Get information at FloodSmart.gov.

Right before a hurricane:

  • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radioor TV stations for the latest information and updates.
  • Be prepared to evacuatequickly and know your routes and destinations. Find a local emergency shelter.
  • Check your emergency kitand replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or other medical supplies. Keep it nearby.


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