While National Preparedness Month doesn't begin for another week, that is not excuse for not making certain you are ready - especially for Hurricanes if you are in a Coastal area (watch out - it is that time of year!) How is your Hurricane Readiness? If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to prepare for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. Please follow these important hurricane readiness tips from CDC:
- Preparing for a Hurricane : Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit.
- Emergency Supplies You Will Need : Stock your home and your car with supplies.
- Make a Plan : Create a family disaster plan.
- Prepare to Evacuate : Never ignore an evacuation order.
- If You Are Ordered NOT to Evacuate : Get through the storm in the safest possible manner.
- Protecting Older Adults : Understand older adult health and medical concerns.
- Protecting Pets : Ensure your pet's safety before, during, and after an emergency.
- Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after the storm : Place generators outside at least 20 feet away.