Hurricane Preparedness Tips
Plan for three to five days.
Get nonperishable foods like ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables, crackers as well as infant foods if needed.
If you are going to a shelter, bring food that does not require cooking or refrigeration.
Make sure you have enough food and medicine (as well as a first aid kit) to last if the power goes out.
Fill up your gas tank and get gas for your generator.
Do not leave your pets behind and make sure you have food for them. Carry a photo of your pets or secure their pet IDs in case they get lost. Transport them in pet carriers if possible.
Put your important documents in a sealed plastic bag or other waterproof container, e.g. birth certificate, passport, insurance papers, driver’s license.
Disconnect propane tanks.
Tie down outdoor furniture.
Cut tree branches close to the house.
Detach spouts from gutters to prevent contamination of cistern.
Unplug all appliances from walls.
Avoid flood areas.