Hurricane Emergency Survival Natural Disaster Safety Tips will help your family (including pets) to be prepared with food, water, weather alert radio, medical supplies and flashlights. Also to know when and where if an evacuation of the area is called by local authorities or government officials.
If you live in an area that is at high risk for hurricanes during certain times of the year, it’s of critical importance to understand both how to be prepared for such an emergency and also what to actually do in the event of a hurricane striking where you live.
One particularly aspect of hurricane preparedness is understanding the importance of evacuation. If there is a hurricane headed your way and a hurricane warning is issued, you should evacuate. Therefore, it’s important to know which evacuation routes are available to you; do research on which routes might be best for your according to your unique needs and the needs of your family. Pay attention to what sorts of short-term accommodations (such as hotels) are available along the various routes, because some options might be better for you than others (if you have pets, for example, you will need to find a pet-friendly hotel).
If you have the time to do so, it’s also important to familiarize yourself with the shelters in your area and determine if going to public shelter is a viable option for you in an emergency, or if you’ll need to make alternative arrangements for housing.
Another incredibly critical aspect of hurricane preparedness is having a well-stocked emergency kit. Some key items you should always have in an emergency kit include flashlights, canned food, bottled water, a well-stocked first aid kit (with painkillers, bandages, and so on), hand sanitizer, a portable radio (so you can stay informed even if a power outage deprives you of television and internet access), batteries (for your radio and flashlights), and water purification tablets (these are especially important, because fresh water can be very hard to come by immediately after a severe natural disaster like a hurricane).
You should also take steps to hurricane-proof your home as best you can, even if you plan to evacuate. Most hurricanes have tremendous destructive power and if your home is not properly prepped (with the windows boarded up and loose yard items tied down or stored away, for example) you might find yourself coming home to a badly damaged house.
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