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.