Even though we just came through a historic freeze, hurricane season is now upon us. Gulf coast residents are no strangers to devastating hurricanes and we know how to prepare.
1. Make a Plan
Create a written evacuation plan complete with a list of important phone numbers and at least two evacuation routes in case you must leave. make sure you keep your gas tanks FULL in case you get stuck in heavy traffic.
2. Gather Disaster Supplies
Have a disaster kit ready. A good rule of thumb is to have enough non-perishable food, water, medicine, and masks to last each person in your family at least a week. Here again, it is vital to keep your vehicles full of gas, even if you can no longer evacuate.
3. Review Your Documents
Check your insurance policy and renew your flood insurance. Most flood insurance policies take at least 30 days to become effective. Don’t get caught without the coverage you need!
4. Stay Informed
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. You may also wish to check these local resources for additional information:
And don’t forget to subscribe to HCMUD 217’s Emergency Alerts!
Get Prepared. Stay Informed. Stay Safe!