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    Be Prepared For Bad Weather!

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    Now that the weather is getting bad this season thought I would post a friendly reminder to always be prepared!!!!


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    Be Prepared(LINK)

    Preventing the loss of life and minimizing the damage to property from hurricanes are responsibilities that are shared by all."
    Throughout this Web site, information has been provided regarding actions that you can take based on specific hurricane hazards. The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation).

    Disaster Prevention should include:
    One of the most important decisions you will have to make is "Should I Evacuate?"
    If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. But unless you live in a coastal or low-lying area, an area that floods frequently, or in manufactured housing, it is unlikely that emergency managers will ask you to evacuate. That means that it is important for you and your family to HAVE A PLAN that makes you as safe as possible in your home.

    Disaster prevention includes modifying your home to strengthen it against storms so that you can be as safe as possible. It also includes having the supplies on hand to weather the storm. The suggestions provided here are only guides. You should use common sense in your disaster prevention.
    • DEVELOP A FAMILY PLAN - Your family's plan should be based on your vulnerability to the Hurricane Hazards. You should keep a written plan and share your plan with other friends or family.
    • CREATE A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT - There are certain items you need to have regardless of where you ride out a hurricane. The disaster supply kit is a useful tool when you evacuate as well as making you as safe as possible in your home.
    • SECURE YOUR HOME - There are things that you can do to make your home more secure and able to withstand stronger storms.
    • ONLINE VULNERABILITY INFO - There are web sites that can give you information about your communities vulnerability to specific hazards. These include hurricanes as well as other weather related hazards.


    ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION

    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.
    • Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
    • Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
    • Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
    • Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. National Flood Insurance Program
    • Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.
    • Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.
    • Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes

    DISASTER SUPPLY KIT

    Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
    Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
    — non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
    — foods for infants or the elderly
    — snack foods
    — non-electric can opener
    — cooking tools / fuel
    — paper plates / plastic utensils
    Blankets / Pillows, etc.
    Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
    First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
    Special Items - for babies and the elderly
    Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
    Flashlight / Batteries
    Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
    Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
    Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
    Keys
    Toys, Books and Games
    Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
    — insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
    Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
    Vehicle fuel tanks filled
    Pet care items
    — proper identification / immunization records / medications
    — ample supply of food and water
    — a carrier or cage
    — muzzle and leash
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    I generally have everyone in the house put a sturdy pair of shoes into the closet that we seek shelter in, which is also where my fire safe is with all important docs in it, my purse, dd purse, dh and mds wallets are also ready to go into the closet as well.

    It might sound silly, but I have them grab their bike helmets and wear them if the sirens go off... Better safe than sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowCrystal View Post
    It might sound silly, but I have them grab their bike helmets and wear them if the sirens go off... Better safe than sorry.
    That's not silly at all. That's what they say on all the news stations around here whenever there's bad weather.


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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Ladies be prepared for severe weather!!!!!!!


    BAD storms have been happening and I want off of us to be safe.
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    I don't know what info is overlapping but: Emergency Kits
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