How to Prepare for Storms

Be prepared for the storm.

This simple step by step guide edited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will keep you and your loved ones safe.

  1. Make a Plan
  • Stock up emergency supplies: water, clean containers for water, food, health and safety supplies to last at least 02 weeks.
  • Write down emergency phone numbers at every corner of the house and in multiple locations.
  • Get a fire extinguisher and make sure your family knows where to find it and how to operate it.
  • Have a map of all the available shelters in your community and the various route you can take to get there from your house.
  • Gather safety items
  • Gather personal items
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows what the warning sirens in your area sound like.

Safety and personal Items :

  • First aid kit and instructions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries fully charged batteries for your phones, flashlights and others devices.
  • Maps
  • Tools, like a roadside emergency kit
  • Flares
  • Jumper cables (sometimes called booster cables)
  • Having a GPS — either in your car or on your smartphone
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) in case you don’t have clean water
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diapers

   2. Build your community

Get the phone numbers of your neighbors and join your community chat group.

    3. Check your car

  • Fill your car’s gas tank. You may also want to consider making plans with friends or family to get a ride.
  • Double check your car’s emergency kit.
  • Move cars and trucks into your garage or under cover.

4. Evacuate or stay at home

If you need to evacuate:

  • Only take what you really need with you, like your cell phone, chargers, medicines, identification (like a passport or license), and cash.
  • Make sure you have your car emergency kit.
  • If you have time, turn off the gas, electricity, and water. Also, unplug your appliances.
  • Follow the roads that emergency workers recommend even if there’s traffic. Other routes might be blocked.

If you need to stay at home:

  • Keep listening to the radio or TV for updates on the hurricane.
  • Stay inside. Even if it looks calm, don’t go outside. Wait until you hear or see an official message that the hurricane is over. Sometimes, weather gets calm in the middle of a storm but then gets worse again quickly.
  • Stay away from windows. You could get hurt by pieces of broken glass during a storm. Stay in a room with no windows, or go inside a closet.
  • Be careful. Winds can blow debris — like pieces of broken glass and other objects — at high speeds. Flying debris is the most common cause of injury during a hurricane. You’re also at a higher risk of breaking a bone or cutting yourself on loose nails, metal, or other objects.
  • Be ready to leave. If emergency authorities order you to leave or if your home is damaged, you may need to go to a shelter or a neighbor’s house.

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