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If you live or own a home in Florida, Hurricanes are always a concern. Hurricane season starts this Saturday, June 1, 2019 and ends November 30, 2019.  Are you prepared? If not here’s some tips for you to consider:

 

Now/Prepare

 

Sign up for local alerts and

warnings. Monitor local news and weather reports.

Prepare to evacuate by testing your emergency communication plan(s), learning evacuation routes, having a place to stay, and packing a “go bag.”

Stock emergency supplies.

Protect your property by installing sewer backflow valves, anchoring fuel tanks, reviewing insurance policies, and cataloging belongings.

Collect and safeguard critical financial, medical, educational, and legal documents and records.

 

During/Survive

 

Follow guidance from local

authorities.

If advised to evacuate, grab your “go bag” and leave immediately.

For protection from high winds,

stay away from windows and seek shelter on the lowest level in an interior room.

Move to higher ground if there is flooding or a flood warning.

Turn Around Don’t Drown.®

Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through water.

Call 9-1-1 if you are in life- threatening danger.

 

After/Be Safe

 

Return to the area only after

authorities say it is safe to do so. Do not enter damaged buildings until they are inspected by qualified professionals.

Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through floodwaters.

Look out for downed or unstable trees, poles, and power lines.

Do not remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear gloves and sturdy, thick-soled shoes to protect your hands and feet.

Do not drink tap water unless authorities say it is safe.

 

To learn more about how you should prepare for the upcoming hurricane season in Florida check out more tips from Ready.gov here.

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