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Hurricane Season is upon us, BE PREPARED!

Before a Hurricane

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Plan to bring in pets, all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans, and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Fuel your vehicles and generators.

During a Hurricane

  • Listen to the radio, TV, or refer to trusted internet sites for information.
  • Stay inside. Don’t go outside unless absolutely necessary. If the eye passes over, don’t get caught in the calm of the storm.
  • Avoid windows and stay in the interior areas of your home.
  • Ensure a supply of water for drinking as well as for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.
  • Know that fire and emergency medical services may not respond until sustained winds are below 55 mph.

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