Hurricane Preparation: The Essentials
As hurricane season kicks off it is vital to ensure your family is prepared for when disaster strikes. The NOAS reports that there are, on average, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes annually each hurricane season. In this article we will discuss how you can prepare for a hurricane.
It is important to have an emergency supply kit well in advanced of any hurricane. Make sure to include a 1 week supply of non-perishable food, 7+ gallons of water per household member, emergency power sources,1 week supply of medication, copies of important documents, and first aid kits.
Have an evacuation plan in place. Locate the closest shelter, alongside various routes you can take from your home. Fill all of your vehicles with gas and move them into a garage, or under cover. Always make sure to include an emergency kit into each car. Discuss your evacuation plan with your family and ensure each member is informed. If your family has to evacuate, unplug all appliances and turn off gas, electricity and water. Make sure you stay on the roads that emergency workers recommend and never drive through flooded areas.
We hope you found this information on Hurricane preparation and safety useful and hope you and your family will be ready when disaster strikes. At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!