How to prepare for a hurricane is a popular concern this time of year. Especially for the millions of people living near the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Hurricane season usually starts around June, but even May can see storms. While it is impossible to control Mother Nature, being prepared can lessen the impact on you and your family. So, how do you prepare?
1. Install Alerts on your Devices
There are many ways to receive alerts these days. One of the most popular ways is through apps on your cell phone. There are many free apps to choose from, like of your local weather stations. Of course, once installed ensure that you turn on audible alerts and enable notifications in your device settings. Ready.gov also recommends the FEMA app that can provide alerts from the National Weather Service. If your community is in the direct path of a hurricane, you may be required to evacuate. Hurricane evacuation zones exist to safely move people out of a storm’s path as much as possible. So, what is my hurricane evacuation zone?
2. Know your Hurricane Evacuation Zone?
The Ready.gov website is a great place to visit for evacuation tips. On their website they recommend consulting with local officials to know what shelters may be available if necessary. Additionally, they can provide safe routes for you to travel in an emergency or your hurricane evacuation zone. Local news stations often provide this information as well. So it is a good idea to have not only your local station’s weather app, but also their news app. Alerts and notifications should be turned on for this app as well. Hurricanes can cause power outages, making battery-powered devices like cell phones great to have in an emergency. However, these devices do you know good if they are not charged up.
3. Charge your Devices!
Ensure that your cell phones, laptops, flash lights and any other chargeable devices are fully charged. Ensure that you have plenty of batteries for flash lights and any other devices that may require them. Additionally it is a good idea to have a portable USB power bank. Once charged, these USB power banks may not charge your phone all the way, but can provide a little extra life in an emergency. As mentioned earlier, it is impossible to prevent a disaster from striking, possible causing damage to your home. So, what do you do if your home receives storm damage?
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