- Stock up on emergency supplies such as food, first aid kits, and medicine for your home and car.
- Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them near every phone in your house or on the refrigerator.
- Know where the nearest shelter is and the different routes you can take to get there if you leave your home.
- Create and practice a hurricane evacuation plan with family members. Visit the CDC’s website to learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/index.html
- Listen to the radio to keep informed.
- Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
- Turn off utilities, if told to do so.
- Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.
- Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency.
- Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
- Close all interior doors,secure and brace external doors.
- Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.
- Avoid elevators.
Visit The Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more tips you and your family can use in the event of a hurricane.
Please visit www.chsli.org or call 1-855-CHS-4500.