Click to enlargePreparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Preparedness Tips:

While forecasting methods and tools are improving year after year, people are still at great risk to tropical storms and hurricanes.
Homefront Emergency is committed to provide helpful information that will help residents of severe tropical storms hurricane prone areas prepare.
The following is a list of helpful hints that you can use.

  • PRESEASON before hurricane season.
  • WARNING when a watch or warning is issued
  • BEFORE before the Hurricane
  • DURING during the Hurricane
  • AFTER after the Hurricane

PRESEASON:
  • Enter the season prepared.
  • Know all evacuation routes if you live close to the coast.
  • Make sure your home is ready for Hurricane season.
  • Have proper tools, supplies, first aid kit where easily accessible.
  • Have plenty of fresh batteries, flashlights and emergency Light Sticks.
  • Have a NOAA Weather radio with fresh batteries.
  • Always check your home survival kit and supplies.
  • Have plenty of non-perishable foods and drinking water on hand.
  • Check your “Bug-Out Survival Kit in case you have to evacuate.
  • Don’t leave your pets behind. Have a plan for their care.

WARNING:
  • Leave low lying areas.
  • Protect windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters.
  • Secure outside objects.
  • Make sure you have plenty of fuel and water.
  • Have several days supply of food and water for each family member.
  • If called to evacuate, do so immediately. Take your Bug-Out Bag

BEFORE:
  • Be ready to put your plan and preparation into action.
  • Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
  • Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
  • Have plenty of food and water.
  • Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
  • Have a secure room available.

DURING THE HURRICANE
  • Stay in Secure Room.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Do not use the phone, or candles (USE LIGHT STICKS).
  • Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
  • Have supplies on hand.
  • Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.

AFTER THE HURRICANE PASSES
  • Make sure that all is definitely clear outside, and the storm has completely passed before going out.
  • Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
  • Use stored water and food.
  • Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.