Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hurricane Evacuation Plan

HurricaneThe 2013 hurricane season is predicted to be above average. If you live near the coastline, this year there is a 72% chance a hurricane will hit the U.S. Although little can be done to alter the weather, we can prepare for the eventuality of hurricanes. It is extremely important to have a hurricane evacuation plan in place since some hurricanes will require evacuation. Below are four scenarios you and your family can take before a storm.

STAYING HOME

Make sure your home is as reinforced as much possible with shutters or plywood. Before you evacuate, turn off the electricity and water, bring indoors any objects that may fly around and damage the property, and use sand bags to keep your home from flooding. Also, consider your home’s condition and whether your family is healthy enough to stay.

STAYING WITH FRIENDS OR RELATIVES

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