June is hurricane preparedness month
o Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID’s are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password-protected digital space or waterproof bag.
o Declutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, put up hurricane shutters.
o Do not drain your pool, lower the level of water 6 to 12 inches and add chlorine, make sure to turn off electricity to equipment to prevent damage.
o Keep your cell phone charged when you know a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices to power electronics.
o Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, pet supplies to last for several weeks.
o Stock up on nonperishable food and drinking water.
o Have an evacuation plan made well in advance.
o Know where to shut off power and water to your home.
o Fuel up your vehicle, propane tank, and generator.
o Fill the bathtub with water for washing and flushing.
o Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings.
o During a storm, stay indoors and away from windows and glass doors.
HURRICANE MUST-HAVE SUPPLY CHECKLIST
Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day)
Non-perishable food (5-7 days per person)
Ice chest / ice
Prescription medication (month supply)
Cell phone and charger
Flashlights / flameless candles
Battery operated Radio / TV
Propane gas for grill
Fuel and oil for generators and vehicles
First aid kit
Pet food and medication
Infant necessities (diapers, medication, formula, etc.
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Soap and detergent
Books, magazine, toys, and games
Toiletries, pre-moistened towelettes, and plastic trash bags
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