Hurricanes are strong, life-threatening storms that can cause serious flooding, high winds and tornadoes. Unlike a lot of nature’s storms, hurricanes usually come with plenty of warning. However, their swath of destruction is so large and wide based that sometimes it’s hard to know where to run to. What can you do to help keep your loved ones safe?
Listening closely to your local TV stations, area radio and NOAA radio for the latest updates and information is a good start. You should be prepared to evacuate quickly so know your escape routes and destinations well in advance. Talk with all family members about what to do if a hurricane strikes. Discussing hurricanes ahead of time and having a good plan in place will helps reduce fear, particularly if you have younger children in the home.
You should establish a stockpile of emergency supplies somewhere inside your home with easy access. Stocking your supply closet can be intimidating, but starting with a good Hurricane Survival Kit will give you the confidence that at a mininum your basic survival needs have been established. If you are including long term food storage items in your supplies be sure to check the expiration dates often. Check all your emergency supplies regularly and replenish any items missing or in short supply.
Hurricane Emergency Kit
The food and water in this kit will comfortably provide you with adequate nutrition for one day without access to additional supplies. These products have a 5 year shelf life.In the event of a power outage caused by disaster you’ll have independent access to your own means of lighting and communication with the outside world. The supplies will provide protection from outside weather forces. They will protect you from wind, sun, rain, and many other conditions you may encounter. The items are designed to be useful in disaster situations. They will be a valuable resource when you find yourself faced with navigation, transport, personal protection, or shelter troubles.