Weather The Storm, Stay Informed! ⛈️

Even though our Hurricane season officially runs from June through November, it’s important to prepare for severe weather conditions year-round. Follow these guidelines to prepare before, during, and after the storm.

Before the Storm

  • Create an emergency plan for yourself and your loved ones. Be sure to include preparations for your pets, livestock, and recreational equipment such as boats, RVs, and ATVs.
  • Prepare your Hurricane Safety Kit. Store the supplies and personal documents in airtight plastic bags and inside easy-to-carry containers.
  • Stock up on water, non-perishable foods, necessary medical supplies, and prescriptions.
  • Know your Evacuation zone, Flood zone, and Shelter locations.
  • Learn about the different Emergency Alert systems and determine if your phone settings allow these alerts.
  • Reduce possible hazards inside and outside the home.
  • Maintain a half level of gas in your vehicle’s tank during hurricane season.

During the Storm – Sheltering in Place

  • Stay inside, stay safe, and stay put!
  • If necessary, take refuge in interior hallways, smaller rooms, and away from windows.
  • Have working flashlights, lamps, and fire extinguishers nearby.
  • Maintain clear paths and points of exit in case of emergency.
  • Wait until local officials give the all-clear before venturing outside.

After the Storm

  • Stay out of floodwater if on foot or by vehicle.
  • Do not handle electrical equipment in wet areas.
  • Report broken or fallen utilities to the correct authorities.
  • Avoid using candles if the power is out.
  • Never use a generator indoors or in a garage. Keep it dry and 20 feet away from windows, doors, vents, and A/C units.
  • Stay away from power lines.
  • Only drink safe water and food. When in doubt, throw it out!
  • Clean up your home and yard safely.
  • Depending on circumstances, you may be able to apply for FEMA Assistance.

Visit for more information. You can find more details, checklists, and helpful tips to help you prepare for the possible before, during, and after the storm.

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