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How Prepared Are You? Take Action Now, Before the Storm Hits! Hurricane Preparedness Week 2016


Why Make A Plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan:

How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?

How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?

How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?

How will I let loved ones know I am safe?

How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Develop An Evacuation Plan

If you rely on public transportation, contact your local emergency management agency about evacuation procedures before a hurricane.

If you were told to evacuate due to a hurricane, where would you go? What would you take?

Where is your local evacuation route? Make sure you know the answer before the next #hurricane. If authorities advise or order a hurricane evacuation, do so immediately!

If a hurricane or tropical storm should threaten your area, would you know what to do? Contact your local emergency management office and find out if you live in an evacuation zone and the evacuation route.

Flood waters on roadways have super power. The force of moving water can even sweep away a sports utility vehicle. When evacuating a storm, avoid driving through flooded roadways. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Take action now, before the storm hits!

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(Headline Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory , Johnson Space Center.)

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