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Before a Storm

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Before Hurricane Season

  • Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit.
  • Develop a disaster plan for you and your family.
  • Determine if your home is in a flood zone or mandatory evacuation zone.
  • Get materials to secure your home’s doors and windows.
  • If you live in an evacuation zone, decide in advance where you will go and plan at least two evacuation routes.
  • If evacuating, make arrangements in advance for pets.
  • If you plan to shelter-in-place, locate a safe room – an interior, first-floor room with the fewest windows and doors. Large closets and bathrooms often work best.
  • Pick two places to meet if your family cannot return home.
  • Select an out-of-state contact for everyone to call if the family is separated.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers and teach children how and when to call 911.
  • Check your insurance coverage and update if necessary.
  • Make plans to secure your boat.
  • Trim trees and branches.
  • Sign up for the City’s CodeRED® emergency notifications.