Hurricane Preparedness

One great way to reduce recreational screen time is to create and practice your hurricane plan. Here are some guidelines to creating a hurricane plan, courtesy of Lee County Government.

1. Know your risks:

  • In which Storm Surge/Evacuation Zone do you live?
  • Are you in a flood zone?
  • Do you live in a mobile or manufactured home?
  • What year was your house built?
  • Does your house have storm shutters?

2. Prepare several evacuation or sheltering options for your family:

  • Shelter at home if it is safe from winds and storm surge waters.
  • Shelter outside of the evacuation area, with a friend, or at a hotel.
  • Go to a Public Shelter if you have no other safe place to go.

3. Prepare your Emergency Supply Kit before the start of hurricane season:

  • Add a few pieces to your supply kit each week so that it doesn’t break your budget.
  • Remember to check your kit often and rotate the non-perishable food in your kit.

4. Secure items in and around your home before tropical storm force winds arrive.

5. Be sure all family members know who to call or where to gather if you become separated.

6. Let family and friends in other locations know your evacuation plans.

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