Hurricane Season 2022: How To Be Prepared
North Carolina is one of the "at risk" states for a hurricane. Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week and every household should have a hurricane preparedness plan ready. You can create your plan by following these steps: 1) Review your home insurance policy. Check that all your valuable possessions are covered for natural disasters such as a hurricane. 2) Know where to get hurricane alerts and information from; make sure to have different ways to receive real-time alerts. 3) Choose an evacuation route. Your family should know the route and where to find the local evacuation center too. 4) Secure your home. Install storm shutters, secure loose exterior items such as bikes and plant pots, and cut large trees.
To be prepared for a hurricane, you should have essential items on hand. Your disaster supply kit should include the following items: Water (one gallon per person per day). Food (minimum 3 day supply of non-perishable food items). Flashlight and spare batteries. Battery-powered radio to listen to local updates. Whistle for attracting attention. Medication for at least 7 days. Well stocked first aid kit. Keep all items in waterproof containers and store securely. You must also keep your cell phone charged during hurricane season and have a spare battery and charger.