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Family Emergency Preparedness

Before hurricane season is the time to develop and practice your emergency plan. The Family Emergency Plan is a great tool to help you to create a plan that is specific to your family‚Äôs needs.

Some things to consider when preparing for hurricane season are:

  • Know your risks
    • What Storm Surge/Evacuation Zone do you live in?
    • Are you in a flood zone?
    • Do you live in a mobile or manufactured home?
    • What year was your house built?
    • Does your home have storm shutters?
  • Prepare several evacuation or sheltering options for your family.
    • Shelter at home if it is safe from winds and storm surge waters.
    • Shelter outside of the evacuation area, with a friend or at a hotel.
    • Go to a Public Shelter if you have no other safe place to go.
  • Prepare your Emergency Supply Kit before the start of hurricane season
    • Have ample supplies for each person in the family
      • Infants and children
      • Seniors
      • Persons with disabilities
      • Pets
  • Secure items in and around your home before tropical storm force winds arrive
  • Be sure all family members know who to call or where to gather if you become separated.
  • Let family or friends in other locations know your evacuation plans

 

 Download Family Emergency Plan