Procedures that can be implemented quickly and easily.
- Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones.
- If you are not advised to evacuate, locate the safest area in your home. Usually rooms away from windows such as closets, bathrooms and interior hallways offer the best protection.
- Stock up on non-perishable supplies and assemble an emergency supply kit.
- Keep your vehicles filled with gas.
- Determine escape routes from your home as well as places to meet.
- Designate an out-of-state friend or family member as a contact. This will ensure all your family members have a single point of contact.
- Make plans now for your pets in case of evacuation.
- Hurricane-proof your RV. There are several things you can do to protect your RV from hurricane damage, including: tightening all seals and seams to keep water out; closing and locking all windows and vents; emptying all water tanks to keep pollutants from backing up into the RV; disconnecting your RV from any power sources; removing all valuable documents, electronics, jewelry and other items from your RV, and moving it to a safe location. You'll also want to photograph the inside and outside of your RV for future reference.
Having a solid plan in place can make severe weather events, like hurricanes, less scary. For detailed information about how to prepare for hurricane season, visit the National Hurricane Center's website.
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