Tropical Storm and Hurricane Tips
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Citizens Property Insurance Corporation recently posted some helpful information about the “What to do’s” for hurricane season in Florida. Check it out!
When there are tropical storm and hurricane warnings you should……
- Check your family’s emergency supply kit– make certain you have food, water, medications, and other necessities to sustain you, your family and family pets for at least 72 hours.
- Follow the direction of local officials – any evacuation orders come from local officials, so follow their guidance. When it comes to swimming, follow local warnings as well. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by storms.
- Keep up to date with local conditions – follow TV and radio reports from your area, or visit www.weather.gov (http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone) for the latest forecast.
- Remember food safety – power outages and flooding may happen as a result of a tropical storm or hurricane, so have a plan for keeping food safe. Have a cooler on hand to keep food cold, and group food together in the freezer so it stays cold longer.
- Have an adequate communication plan – be sure friends and family know how to contact you. Teach family members how to use text messaging as text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not able to get through.
Keep in mind, hurricane season in Florida bring heavy rains, storm surges, and possible flooding events. Avoid walking or driving through any flooded areas – it takes only six inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult and two feet to move a vehicle.
Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
When you hear about a hurricane coming your way, Download these Apps:
Hurricane season – Prepare for hazards in YOUR area
Even if you are not in the path of the next tropical storm or hurricane that shows up on the news, then would still be a good time to review the potential hazards where you live. Knowing likely risks for your area, whether wildfires, earthquakes, or tornadoes, and knowing what to do when a disaster strikes is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds matter. Local Emergency management offices can help you identify hazards in your community and can outline the local plans and recommendations for each. And be sure to share this information with family, neighbors, colleagues and friends – talking about preparedness helps everyone be ready “just in case.” Use the links below to make your family, business and community safer, more resilient and better prepared for any disaster event.
What to do before, during, and after a hurricane or tropical storm
Latest Isaac forecast from the National Hurricane Center about hurricane season in Florida
- On your computer: www.hurricanes.gov
- On your phone: http://hurricanes.gov/mobile
- On Twitter: www.twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic
- On Facebook: www.facebook.com/US.NOAA.NationalHurricaneCenter.gov
Community preparedness tools and resources
- Community Preparedness Toolkit: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/toolkit/kitindex.shtm
- Citizen Corps Program: http://www.citizencorps.gov/index.shtm
- Youth Preparedness: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/youth/youthindex.shtm
- Business Preparedness: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/business.shtm
- Neighbors Helping Neighbors: http://www.citizencorps.gov/getstarted/neighborshelpingneighbors.shtm
To learn more about Hurricane Season in Florida, please contact us at DMG Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (http://www.dmginsurance.com) at 543 N state Road 7, STE 106, Royal Palm Beach EL, 33411, phone 561 422 7071, Fax 561 422 7072.