Hurricane Season 2020
Hurricane Season 2020 – Are you preparing for the 2020 Hurricane Season? With Hurricane Isaias bearing down on the east coast of Florida, it’s a great time to make sure we are prepared for this storm and those that follow. Below are some tips to ensure you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.
Follow these important hurricane preparedness tips from CDC:
- Prepare for a hurricane: Ensure your safety now in case a storm hits.
- Get emergency supplies: Be sure you have shopped for and prepped your emergency home and car supplies.
- Make a plan: You should create a family disaster plan.
- Prepare to evacuate: It’s unlikely we would be evacuated here in Central Florida, but if one is called for in your area, be sure to adhere to the call.
- Protect older adults: Do you have older adults in the home or nearby? Don’t forget to check on them to ensure they have what they need.
- Protect your pets: Our pets are part of the family, so don’t forget to take care of them too.
CDC recommends to print out all emergency documents. If you were to lose power, you may not have access to or be able to get to your documents after the storm.
Hurricane Safety After the Storm Has Passed
Preparation is important, but so is safety after the storm! Check out some ways to protect your family in our community when the storm is passed:
- Avoid flooded areas: Should any part of Central Florida flood, be sure to avoid those flooded areas.
- Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning after the storm: Do you have a CO detector? Consider getting one to detect any dangers within the home from generators. Place generators outside at least 20 feet from any door, window, or vent.
- Check out some additional ways to stay safe AFTER the storm here.
Hurricane Safety in a Pandemic
With COVID-19 in play this year, it makes preparing for Hurricane Season that much more difficult. Click here to read ways that you can protect your family, not only before, during and after the storm, but also from COVID-19 during the prep, duration and after the storm has passed.
We hope these reminders, or if you’re new to Florida, this new information, will help keep your family safe within our community. Don’t forget to bring in your garbage cans and other potential flying debris. That’s essential to help protect your neighbors’ property! We look forward to celebrating the end of Hurricane Season 2020 with each of you. Stay safe.
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