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Staying: Before the Storm

Staying: As the Storm Approaches

Staying: After the Storm

Make your Plan: If You STAY

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If you decide to STAY,

Before The Storm:



Obtain a 2-week supply of nonperishable foods.


Fill your vehicle's gas tank and check oil, water and tires.


Report any stormwater ditches that may be blocked or over-grown.


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.


Identify a safe area in your home - an interior room, closet, hallway, or bathroom on the lowest floor.


Remove anything in your yard that could become windborne.


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


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


Protect your property by bracing double entry and garage doors.


Purchase materials such as plywood and plastic sheeting.


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

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