Hurricane Tips and Awareness

(COMMUNITY AFFAIRS) Due to the possible arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the near future, t he East Coast needs to stay informed and be ready to get prepared for an extended period without power and all of the other problems caused by a hurricane-like storm.

Since storms of this nature are often unpredictable, we want to encourage our community to keep the following in mind:

  • Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes.  A Family plan to utilize may be downloaded; HERE.
  • Stay alert to weather reports and conditions over the next few days (by clicking: HERE) and pay attention to any instructions from local authorities.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers with you.
  • Secure loose objects in your yard.
  • Close and lock windows and doors.
  • Prepare a “GO BAG.”  A list of items to include may be found by visiting; HERE.
  • Keep on hand non-perishable food which can be eaten without cooking.
  • Check flashlights or other emergency lights to make sure they are in working condition, and an ample supply of functional batteries.
  • Keep a battery operated radio on hand.
  • Fill your bathtub with water for flushing the toilet.
  • Gas up your car. If electrical power is off, service stations may not be able to operate pumps.
  • Prepare appropriate emergency supplies to sustain yourself and your family for a few days if the storm’s path becomes more evident of impacting your area.
  • For more information on how to be prepared, please visit; HERE.

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