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  • Hurricane-Ready: Developing a family plan

    Hurricane-Ready: Developing a family plan

    Each hurricane season, review, practice and update your Family Plan. You will need to know your evacuation zone, obtain emergency supplies, and take steps to protect your home. Remember to make plans for
    Each hurricane season, review, practice and update your Family Plan. You will need to know your evacuation zone, obtain emergency supplies, and take steps to protect your home. Remember to make plans for
  • Hurricane-Ready: Protect yourself

    Hurricane-Ready: Protect yourself

    DURING THE STORM • Stay indoors, away from windows, skylights and glass doors, until the storm has officially passed. Be careful; it might appear the storm is over, but you may actually be in the eye
    DURING THE STORM • Stay indoors, away from windows, skylights and glass doors, until the storm has officially passed. Be careful; it might appear the storm is over, but you may actually be in the eye
  • Hurricane-Ready: Protect your home

    Hurricane-Ready: Protect your home

    Monday, June 3 2013 2:59 PM EDT2013-06-03 18:59:03 GMT
    There are some specific actions you should take to make your home safer. To make some of these improvements, you will have to climb in the attic or crawl space with a flashlight. You may feel more comfortable
    There are some specific actions you should take to make your home safer. To make some of these improvements, you will have to climb in the attic or crawl space with a flashlight. You may feel more comfortable
  • Hurricane-Ready: Protect your pet

    Hurricane-Ready: Protect your pet

    If conditions during a storm are not safe for you, then they're not safe for your pets either. Include your pets in your hurricane plan. Keep in mind: Service animals are the ONLY pets allowed at most
    If conditions during a storm are not safe for you, then they're not safe for your pets either. Include your pets in your hurricane plan. Keep in mind: Service animals are the ONLY pets allowed at most
  • Hurricane-Ready: Special Needs

    Hurricane-Ready: Special Needs

    Register now with your county Office of Emergency Management if you have special medical needs. Bring at least three days of medical supplies you will need including: special food, water, prescriptions,
    Register now with your county Office of Emergency Management if you have special medical needs. Bring at least three days of medical supplies you will need including: special food, water, prescriptions,
  • Hurricane-Ready: Protecting your documents

    Hurricane-Ready: Protecting your documents

    One of the most important things to secure during a hurricane—and the most overlooked —is your important documents. Here are a few things to remember: Store originals in a safe-deposit box at a bank.
    One of the most important things to secure during a hurricane—and the most overlooked —is your important documents. Here are a few things to remember: Store originals in a safe-deposit box at a bank.
  • Hurricane-Ready: Insurance information

    Hurricane-Ready: Insurance information

    Monday, June 3 2013 3:04 PM EDT2013-06-03 19:04:58 GMT
    A good homeowner's (or renter's) insurance policy is critical. Discuss the following with your insurance representative: Most homes in Florida have a special deductible for hurricane damage. Ask about
    A good homeowner's (or renter's) insurance policy is critical. Discuss the following with your insurance representative: Most homes in Florida have a special deductible for hurricane damage. Ask about
  • Hurricane-Ready: Must-have supplies

    Hurricane-Ready: Must-have supplies

    Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm) Drinking Water (at least a 7-day supply; 1 gallon per person per day) Prescription Medicine (2-week supply) Two Ice Chests w/Ice (one for ice, one for food)
    Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm) Drinking Water (at least a 7-day supply; 1 gallon per person per day) Prescription Medicine (2-week supply) Two Ice Chests w/Ice (one for ice, one for food)
  • Hurricane-Ready: Generator safety

    Hurricane-Ready: Generator safety

    Monday, June 3 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-06-03 19:05:45 GMT
    Before buying a generator, consider the following: What appliances will you run? Do you need a portable or stationary generator? Do you need multiple outlets or multiple types of outlets?
    Before buying a generator, consider the following: What appliances will you run? Do you need a portable or stationary generator? Do you need multiple outlets or multiple types of outlets?
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