HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
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STEPSPLAN

1. Pay attention to local guidance about updated plans for evacuations and shelters, including shelters for your pets.

2. Plan your evacuation now and Know your zone. Different geographic zones may be evacuated at different times to ease congestion.

3. Locate several ways to receive weather alerts, such as National Weather Service cell phone alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, or (@NWS) Twitter alerts.


PREPARE

1. Now is the time to prepare! Give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medicine supplies as supply chain challenges may make necessary items scarce.

2. Prepare a “go kit” with personal items you cannot do without during an emergency. Be sure you have important papers readily available to add to your "go kit" before you leave.

3. Prepare a disaster kit for your pets. Find out if your disaster shelter will accept pets. Typically, when shelters accommodate pets, the pets are housed in a separate area from people.

 

PROTECT

1. Stay informed. Pay attention to emergency information and alerts.

2. If you live in a mandatory evacuation zone and local officials tell you to evacuate, do so immediately.

3. Dealing with hurricane impacts can be tricky. Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

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