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Hurricanes – How to Be Prepared

What is the best way to protect yourself from the dangers of hurricanes?  Preparation.  Hurricanes offer various different threat levels, and knowing how to plan accordingly is crucial in a major storm situation.

Develop an action plan.  Do you live in an evacuation zone?  If so, where will you go and how will you get there?  How will you prepare?  Ask these questions now, so that you know the answers later.  Have you considered a family communications plan?  How will you contact your loved ones if you are not together when you are advised to evacuate?  Be sure to check out the ample hurricane preparedness resources available to you.

Within 48 hours, hurricane conditions become threatening; they are expected within 36 hours.  Review your plans and be prepared to act in the case that a warning is issued.  If instructed to evacuate by authorities, be sure to do so.

Preparation is key.  The best way to be safe in a hurricane situation is to be informed of proper safety protocols and put them into practice, and to be ready to act in the event that danger strikes.

Posted: 06/17/2015

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