It is Still Hurricane Season

Disaster-Survival-First-Aid-MartIn the wake of recent severe weather events like the Historic and unprecedented Hurricane Patricia, and Hurricane Joaquin, now is a good time to review hurricane safety information with your family and get prepared.

Hurricane Patricia Was Sudden, Unexpected, and the Strongest Landfalling Pacific Hurricane on Record... despite frequent criticism by both Mexican Nationals and the rest of the World, Mexico was prepared, organized ad took efficient and excellent care of affected individuals with shelters, evacuation and top notch care.

Before a hurricane hits your area, there are things you should do to prepare:

  • Assemble your disaster supply kit and gather critical documents in the event that local authorities issue an evacuation order;
  • Monitor weather reports provided by your local media;
  • Sign up to receive text or email emergency alerts;
  • Consider buying a NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) All Hazards receiver, which receives broadcast alerts from the National Weather Service; and
  • Have extra batteries for a battery-operated radio and your cell phone in case of a power outage.

For more ways to stay safe before, during, and after a hurricane, check out the How to Prepare for a Hurricane guide from America’s PrepareAthon!

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