Hurricane Preparation

Living here in Eastern Pennsylvania, we are watching to see where Hurricane Irene moves, as it travels up the East Coast. I myself have not been a major hurricane, but this looks like the time to be prepared.

To be prepared for a Hurricane includes putting together A “hurricane preparation plan” and a “hurricane preparation kit”.

First Have a Hurricane  plan:

  • Make sure vehicles are filled with gas before evacuating.
  • Make sure Cell phones and Tools are fully charges ahead of time
  • Shut off utilities and lock down the  House before evacuating
  • Have a designated place of shelter clearly communicated amongst family members
  • Remember to take phone numbers and important documents with you
  • Remember to take a hurricane kit with you if you evacuate.

 

Hurricane kit and things to have handy during a hurricane.

Food:

  •  A gallon of Water per person.
  • Canned or packaged fruit, precooked vegetables.
  • breakfast bars and snacks.
  • Baby food for infants
  • Pet food  if you have  pets
  • Paper plates  and plastic utensils
  • Sterno or “canned heat” is nice to have if there is no power for cooking.

 

Tools:

  • Flash lights
  • non electric can opener
  • battery powered radio
  • cell phones
  • Batteries
  • Pet carrier, cage and leash
  • Always good to have a set of tools around
  • candles and matches

 

Health items:

  • Toilet paper
  • First Aid
  • Medicine and prescription drugs
  • Toiletry and hygiene items
  • Blankets, pillows and Towels

 

Other items:

  • Keys
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Toys to keep children occupied

 

sources and more info at:

Hurricane Preparedness at NOAA.Org
Ready.gov
FEMA.gov  Hurricane

Stay safe!

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About chris
I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

2 Responses to Hurricane Preparation

  1. Joceline says:

    kinda like us getting ready for a blizzard in winter. Stay safe.

  2. chris says:

    Thanks! all is well here.

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