After a consecutive seven-year reprieve, Florida once again enters the hurricane season.
To mark the start of the season, which runs from June 1st to December 1st, Miami-Dade political leaders and emergency managers, including Gov. Rick Scott, have stressed during a news conference that there is no room for complacency and that: “We have to be prepared regardless of what the error cone shows.”
Mayor Carlos Gimenez says “All of us home this will prove to be a quiet storm season but just hoping things will go well really isn’t a plan.” He also urged residents to heed any evacuation orders and to prepare food, water and supplies to last residents at least 72 hours.
So help people get ready, we have put together this short but comprehensive list of the best practices and necessary supplies in the event of a hurricane!
Anatomy of the Basic Emergency Supply Kit
The basic emergency supply kit should include all of the following items:
Preparing the Family Supplies
These items should be prepared if you are going to weather the storm. Not only would this make you feel more secure but this would also make things easier for you and your family:
Evacuation Guidelines for You and Your Family
You also have to be prepared in case of an evacuation. Unfortunately, evacuations are more common than most people realize. In cases of a hurricane, people who live along the coastline are among those who would benefit from an evacuation plan. In the event of an evacuation, you need to have a plan to assemble your family and supplies and where you will go for different situations.
Secure Your Home
For residents living in hurricane-prone areas, you should take note of the message released by the National Hurricane Center: DON’T TAPE YOUR WINDOWS.
You see, when shards are being held together, they tend to become bigger and become a bigger threat as well. Instead, residents should use proven methods such as hurricane shutters or impact-resistant windows.
With hurricane season coming, do everything to ensure you and your family’s safety. As the old adage says, “Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”
For more information, contact Great Florida Homes or phone 954 695 7653.
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