Hurricane season safety lessons

Hurricane Season Safety Lessons

With meteorologists forecasting a very active hurricane season, you may want to learn how to best prepare for an oncoming storm.

Hurricane Season Safety Lessons

With meteorologists forecasting a very active hurricane season, you may want to learn how to best prepare for an oncoming storm.

Here are tips from Geico, the National Hurricane Center and the Insurance Information Institute:

Hurricane Preparedness

• Determine escape routes and places where your family can meet.

• Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.

• Locate a safe room in your home or the safest area in your community.

• Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact.

• Plan what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.

• Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones. Teach your children how to call 911.

• Check your insurance coverage; flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.

• Trim trees to remove un-healthy or dead limbs or branches.

Emergency Supplies

• water-one gallon daily per person for three to seven d

 

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