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Hurricane Preparedness 
 
by Jean Bailey Robor June 10, 2005

If you evacuate, let someone who is out of your area know when and where you’ll be going. Make sure you have a disaster kit in your car. A disaster kit should include a working flashlight, non-perishable food, a can opener, sleeping bags, water, toiletries, battery-operated radio, insect repellent, a fire extinguisher, prescription medication, your important papers, credit cards, cash, and a first aid kit.

After the storm, be sure to stay out of disaster areas. Some people who have survived hurricanes have been victims of electrocution. Do not turn on your utilities until you are sure it’s safe. If your home or property has been damaged during the storm, call your insurance company right away.

Hurricane preparedness is key to the safety of you and your loved ones. Becoming aware of the danger is just the first step. Preparing for what may occur will ensure your best chance of safety and survival in the face of these severe storms.

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