How To Prepare For A Hurricane

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If you live in an area that is effected by hurricanes, here is some great information that will help in preparation for the season.

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 How To Prepare For A Hurricane




Active hurricane season is here; each person can take steps to prevent loss and damage to their home and family by learning how to prepare for a hurricane. 



Here are things you can do to make it easier and less stressful.



1. Put up storm shutters/plywood to protect windows

2. Make sure the house # is visible

3. Review your insurance policy and put in a safe place

4. Set up an emergency kit 

5. Have a plan

6. Trim dead tree branches

7. Take in lawn furniture and decorations

8. Stay inform with radio or TV




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Basic Supplies Kit - How to Prepare For A Hurricane



1.  Water tight container with import documents (personal identification, insurance  policy, will, license, etc) 

2.  Portable radio & batteries

3.  1 week supply of non perishable foods (canned meat, fruits, vegetables, juices, cereals, snacks)

4.  Manual can opener

5.  Medications & medical supplies, eyeglasses, hearing aid batteries.

6.  Water – 1 gallon a day per person

7.  Flashlight & batteries

8.  First aid kit

9.  Mosquito repellent

10.Instant tire sealer

11.Toilet paper/paper towels/paper plates/paper cups

12.Air mattress/folding chairs

13.Personal hygiene products and hand sanitizer

14.Children supplies

15.Pet supplies/identification/up-dated vaccination certificate.

16.Lightweight blankets

17.Extra set of keys to car & home

18.Books, cards, games, toys for children & pets

19.Cash & coins

20.Fill your car ‘s gas tank



     sarasota county shelter information





If ordered to evacuate


1. Stay tuned to local radio for instructions

2. Turn off electricity, gas, water

3. Take the basic supply kit mentioned above.

4. Let your family & friends know where you are going.

5. Dial 511 on your cell phone/landline before you hit the road for real time travel information on the road in Florida.



You need identification to re-entry back to your home, make sure you have it with you. How to prepare for a hurricane season is not difficult - just get ready and don’t wait until the last minute.




Emergency telephone numbers for Sarasota County:



Red Cross   Tel: 941-379-9300

Elder Help Line   Tel: 800-963-5337

Special Need Shelter Registries   Tel: 941-861-5000 (need to register in advance)

State and County Emergency Management   Tel: 941-861-5000



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Dave Halpern
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Excellent list.

It also helps to have a friend with a private plane who can haul you out of there 2 days before the hurricane hits.

Inquire at your local small airport or aero club.

Aug 23, 2011 11:46 AM #1
Kwee Huset
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Good afternoon Cory, thanks for re-blog and share the information with others. Have a great day.

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