hurricane preparedness

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Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. If you haven’t experienced a severe weather emergency, you may not realize how important it is to plan for the worst.

The Department of Homeland Security has a website that offers information on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

Some planning tips include:

  • Create an evacuation plan https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan, including where you will go and who you need to notify.
  • Put together a disaster supply kit you can take with you if you need to evacuate.
  • Have supplies for several days in case you lose power and water and aren’t able to leave your home or workplace.

Since I always get confused, here is the difference between a Watch and Warning: Hurricane watch means conditions are possible within the next 48 hrs. Hurricane warning means conditions are expected within 36 hrs.

Do you have an emergency kit? Leave a comment, below, if you’ve been through a severe weather emergency and have additional planning tips.

Marcie Lovett, Organized by Marcie
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