HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS MAY 7-13, 2017

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK IS MAY 7-13, 2017

 

It is hard to believe that while many communities are still recovering from 2016’s Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew it is time to begin preparing for the 2017 Hurricane Season.

 

Many of the storms during the 2016 season had far-reaching impacts causing tornadoes, flooding and wind damage well past the coastal zones. Some of these inland communities were not prepared for hurricane force wind and the resulting damages and power outages.

The forecast for the 2017 indicates another active hurricane season.

 

To help you prepare the National Weather Service has a whole week with daily tips/ activities planned that will help you prepare for the upcoming storm season. Be sure to share this important information with your friends and family to ensure that they are prepared.

 

Sunday, May 7th
Determine your risk
Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now…Read More

 

Monday, May 8th
Develop an evacuation plan
The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone…Read More

 

Tuesday, May 9th
Assemble disaster supplies
You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy…Read More

 

Wednesday, May 10th
Secure an insurance check-up
Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure…Read More

 

Thursday, May 11th
Strengthen your home
If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications…Read More

 

Friday, May 12th 
Check on Your Neighbor
Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before…Read More

 

Saturday, May 13th 
Complete your written hurricane plan
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under…Read More

 

Spending 30 minutes a day for one week can make a huge difference in how well you and your family are prepared to weather a storm. For more excellent information visit The National Weather Services’ Hurricane Preparedness website at: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

 

It is CDR Maguire’s goal to have everyone better prepared to face a disaster…..Now that you have information on getting your personal hurricane plan in place take a few moments to check out how to make your community more resilient in the event of a disaster by checking out our free Key to Recovery.