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- Monitor the radio and TV. Listen for weather reports and emergency announcements.
- Evacuation Plans. Review plans with family members and stay in touch.
- Fuel the car / truck. Be sure you have a full tank.
- Make preparations to moor, anchor and store your boat.
- Check your disaster kit. Put items together in one place for easy access.
- Emergency Supplies. Refresh disaster kit supplies such as batteries, water, and food. Stock up on non-perishable food items and sanitation supplies.
- Gather valuables. Place valuables and important papers in waterproof containers.
- Special needs. Check that you have adequate baby supplies, prescriptions, special medicianes or foods, etc., on-hand.
- Check cash on hand.Get extra money in case electronic banking is unavailable.
- Secure out door items.Store inside or secure all lawn furniture, garbage cans, toys, etc, which could become deadly missiles in high winds.
- Utilities. Locate the main turnoffs for electricity, water, and gas.
- Ready for use hurricane shutters or plywood for windows.
- Animal safety. Make arrangements for your pets / animals to be taken care of. They will not be allowed at any emergency shelter.
- Follow official instructions. Listen for weather reports and emergency announcements on TV and radio.
- Transportation. If you do not have a car, arrange ahead of time for transportation should you have to evacuate.
- Secure the house
- Turn refridgerators / freezers to coldest settings
- Bring in outside furniture, lower TV antenna, clear property of all loose objects
- Turn off electricity to pool, and add extra chlorine
- Cover windows and other openings with plywood or hurricane shutters
- Load car. Put disaster kit, records, valuables, important papers into your vehicle