Hurricane season 2013 is right around the corner. One of the best things you can do is be prepared. Like they say, it’s better to have and not need, then to need and not have. Below are some keys to hurricane season preparedness for 2013.
Know your evacuation route:
If you live in a flood zone, knowing how to get out of the area when alerted is absolutely key.
Prepare ahead of time and you’ll lower your risk of injury By contacting your South Florida city, you can ask for the best routes to safer zones. Which in many cases in South Florida is west.
Keep a list of contacts:
- Local police station
- Local hospitals
- TV and radio stations
- Insurance company info.
- Family in other affected areas
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries First aid kit
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, backup