Friday, June 20, 2014

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricane season has started, which means it is important to make sure you are prepared. Below are some helpful tips for hurricane preparedness:
  •     Stocking supplies now by picking up an extra non-perishable food item each week when grocery shopping.
  •     Reviewing your insurance policies to make sure your needs are still being met and premiums are up-to-date.
  •     Ensuring copies of important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, and other documentation are kept in a waterproof bag in a secure location such as a safe deposit box or home safe.
  •     Performing routine home maintenance. For example, home shutters can be checked for proper anchors, screws, panels, and other maintenance.
  •     Talking to those close to you about personal safety and communication plans.
  •     Recognizing vulnerabilities and make sure you have considered that in your plans. This may include family, children, pets and the elderly.
Remember, regardless of how severe the season is predicted to be, it only takes one storm to turn your life upside down.

Valuable planning tools and checklists can be found at: www.floridadisaster.org/family.

From http://www.floridasturnpike.com/

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