The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging citizens to get prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season, which is June 1 through November 30 each year.
Here is a list of preparedness tips from the CDC:
- Preparing for a Hurricane: Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit.
- Emergency Supplies You Will Need: Stock your home and your car with supplies.
- Make a Plan: Create a family disaster plan.
- Avoid Flooded Areas: Take precautions before, during, and after a flood.
- Prepare to Evacuate: Never ignore an evacuation order.
- Protecting Older Adults: Understand older adult health and medical concerns.
- Protecting Pets: Ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after an emergency.
- Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after the storm: Ensure your CO detector has working batteries. Place generators outside at least 20 feet from any door, window, or vent.
- After a hurricane: Learn how to avoid injuries, make sure your food and water are safe, and clean up mold safely.