June is hurricane preparedness month

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 …
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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

  •  Cash
  •  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
  •  Spare batteries
  •  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
  •  Camera
  •  Toiletries, pre-moistened towelettes, and plastic trash bags

For more information on how to prepare go to:

http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/PDF/Hurricane-Guide.pdf

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