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It’s the middle of hurricane season, and you’ll want to make sure your home is ready to go should one come your way. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for a hurricane.
The first step is to pick up a hurricane survival guide for step-by-step directions of what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. You’ll find a list of things to buy, do around the house, and a tracking map you can use when watching your local weather reports if a hurricane comes your way.
The next step you’ll want to take is to put together a survival kit. Include water, food, first aid supplies, batteries, clothing and bedding, and tools. If you take medications, you’ll also want to make sure you have an adequate supply. Check with your doctor or pharmacist about how much you should have for your kit and how you can get the extra refill for it.
If your home does not have hurricane-standard windows, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper materials to board them up if a hurricane is coming. If you live in an evacuation zone, make sure you know the proper evacuation routes and shelters, and be prepared for where to stay. Also make sure your car is filled with gas should you have to evacuate.
It’s important to have a plan of action if a hurricane heads your way. Talk your plan over with your family so everyone is on the same page.