Hurricane Preparedness: Are You Ready?

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Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over ocean water and often move toward land. Planning and preparing can make a big difference in safety and resiliency in the wake of a hurricane.

Know the Warning Signs! Stay Safe and Informed during this hurricane season

The time to prepare is now. For information visit N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Information Center.

• Know Your Hurricane Risk: Start Preparing Now!

• Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands the emergency plan: Make a Plan

• Know Your Evacuation Zone: Learn routes and practice with your household and pets

• Recognize Warnings and Alerts: Download the FEMA App

• Those with Disabilities: Identify if you may need additional help during an emergency: Individuals with Disabilities

• Review Important Documents

• Strengthen Your Home: De-clutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, and consider hurricane shutters.

• Gather Supplies:

Build An Emergency Kit Gather basic supplies such as non-perishable food, water, and other essentials that will last at least 72 hours (3 days). Store kit in one place and ensure family members know where to find it. DON’T FORGET YOUR PETS! If you have a furry companion, an emergency kit needs to be created for them as well.

How to Build an Emergency Kit

Build A Kit for Your Pet

Foods to Keep and Discard After a Power outage

Alimentos que Conservar y Desechar Después de un Apagón

Safe Food After Flooding

Alimentos Inocuos Después de una Inundación

Recovering From a Flood: Garden Flooding

Para Recuperarse de una Inundación: Inundación de Jardines