Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane season in Florida typically runs from June to November and it is important to be prepared and take necessary precautions in case a hurricane strikes. Here are some steps you can take to stay safe during a hurricane in Florida:

  1. Stay informed: Keep track of the latest news and updates on the hurricane's path and strength. This can be done through local news stations, the National Hurricane Center, or through social media.

  2. Make a plan: Determine where you will go if you need to evacuate and how you will get there. Make sure you have a plan for pets and important items such as medications, documents, and food.

  3. Stock up on supplies: Make sure you have enough food, water, and supplies to last for at least three days. Keep a battery-operated radio and flashlights on hand and make sure you have a first aid kit.

  4. Secure your home: Secure windows and doors with hurricane shutters or plywood. Bring in any outdoor furniture and objects that can be picked up by the wind.

  5. Evacuate if necessary: If you live in a low-lying area or a flood-prone area, it may be necessary to evacuate. Follow the instructions of local authorities and leave as soon as possible.

  6. Stay safe during the storm: Stay indoors and away from windows. If the power goes out, turn off all major appliances to prevent a surge when power is restored.

  7. Be prepared for after the storm: Be prepared for possible flooding, power outages, and damage to your home. Stay tuned to local news stations for updates and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Remember, the most important thing is to stay safe during a hurricane. If you are unsure about what to do, listen to the advice of local authorities and stay informed about the situation.