Hurricane Safety Tips

Secure Your Home
  • Close and board up windows.
  • Remove outside antennas.
  • Bring in lawn furniture, toys, tools, and garbage cans. Tie down items that cannot be brought in.
  • Tie down propane tanks.
  • Turn off gas, water and electricity before you leave.
  • Brace garage doors.
  • Place boats on trailers, place near home and fill the boat with water.
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Make arrangements for pets. If you take your pet, bring a kennel and leash.
Evacuation Tips
  • Keep your vehicle in good repair with a full tank of gas.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who may have special needs.
  • Take a disaster supply kit.
  • Persons in low-lying areas, towing boats or trailers, driving motor homes and those with special needs should leave early.
  • Designate a meeting point for your family should you get separated.
  • Have a cell phone, CB radio or other form of communication.
  • Limit use of cell phones for emergencies only.
  • Monitor local radio and television.
  • Don’t take unnecessary items.
  • Take a list of emergency contact numbers.
Disaster Supply Kit
  • Battery operated radio with AM / FM and fresh batteries
  • Bedding or sleeping bags
  • Bleach
  • Change of clothes
  • Eating utensils
  • Extra eyeglasses or prescription information
  • Extra keys
  • Extra prescription medication or refill information
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Mechanical can opener
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Special items such as hearing aid batteries
  • Tarp, rope, and duct tape
  • Three day supply of food and water (1 gallon of water per day per person)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Toilette paper and baby wipes