Know your hurricane risk: even if you don’t live in a coastal state, rain and wind could have a major impact.
Make an emergency plan: take into account for how the locations of your office, school, or day care center affects it. Ensure everyone in your household understands your plan.
Gather supplies: put together enough necessities for your household and don’t forget medications, pet supplies, and special needs for seniors and those with disabilities. Pack it all in a go bag or in the trunk of your car.
Know your evacuation zone: learn your evacuation routes, practice with the members of your household and pets, and identify where you will stay.
Recognize warnings and alerts: ensure access to receive alerts in your area.
Review important documents: double check that your insurance policies are up to date. Make copies and store them in a secure, password-protected digital space.
Strengthen your home: declutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, and consider installing hurricane shutters
Be tech ready: keep your cell phone charged when you know a hurricane is approaching and purchase back-up charging devices.
Help your neighbors: check with neighbors, senior adults, or those who may need additional help in securing their hurricane plans.
Prepare your business: formulate a business continuity plan to continue operating when disaster strikes.
Learn more at ready.gov.