For anyone wondering when to start preparing for hurricane season, the time is now. Before shopping for components of an emergency tool kit, FOX 26 News meteorologist John Dawson has a few recommendations based on his 2017 hurricane season gear tests.
Disaster Preparedness Kit
At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below. Keep supplies in an easy to carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help
meet additional needs are:Read the full article
Family Disaster Plan
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind .
Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.Read the full article
Preparing Your Pets for a Disaster
BEFORE THE DISASTER
DURING THE DISASTER
AFTER THE DISASTERRead the full article
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