Be Safe During a Hurricane!
SAFETY RULES: (Adapted from the National Hurricane Center)
If you live in an area that is affected by hurricanes, it is important
that you and your family create a plan for what to do in a hurricane,
and pull together an emergency supply kit.
Create a family disaster plan!
- Discuss the type of hurricane hazards that could affect your family
including storm surge, flooding and wind.
- Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane
hazard. Sometimes, the safest areas may not be your home but in a hurricane
shelter in your town.
- Decide on the best escape routes from your home for people and pets
and decide on a place to meet.
- Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure you
know how and when to call 911.
Make a hurricane emergency supply kit for your family!
There are some things that the adults in your family will need to do
to prepare for a hurricane like making the house as strong as possible
and getting important documents together, but kids can help too by putting
together a hurricane emergency supply kit. The kit will be useful either
if you are stuck in your home for several days during the storm or if
you need to evacuate.
- Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- Packaged and canned food that will not spoil
- A non-electric can opener
- Paper plates / plastic forks, knives and spoons
- Blankets and pillows
- Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes
- Toiletries like toothbrushes, soap and toilet paper
- Flashlights (and extra batteries)
- Radio - Battery operated (and extra batteries)
- Toys, Books and Games
- Make sure that your pets are wearing identification tags. If you need
to evacuate, pack anything that your pets might need such as food, water,
medicine and a carrier or cage.