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Going: Before the Storm

Going: As the Storm Approaches

Going: After the Storm

Make your Plan: If You GO

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If you decide to GO,

Before The Storm:



Identify a friend, relative or a hotel/motel in a safe area where you can stay if ordered to evacuate.  An American Red Cross shelter should be used as a last resort.


Don't wait until the last minute.  Expect congested roadways.  Plan on leaving at least 24 to 36 hours in advance of the storm making landfall, or when the evacuation order is issued.


Have a plan for yourself, your family, and your pets.  If you own or run a business, encourage your employees to have a plan.


Make a survival kit, including a battery-powered radio.


Review your homeowner's or renter's insurance policies, and consider purchasing flood insurance if you reside in a flood prone area.


Inventory, document, and photograph items in your residence or business.


Cover all windows and doors, especially patio doors, with securely fastened, impact-resistant shutters.


Purchase materials such as plywood and plastic sheeting.


Refill prescriptions.  Maintain at least a one-month supply during hurricane season.


Register with your county emergency management agency if you cannot make arrangements for transportation or other special assistance due to age, disability, or other special need.

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