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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

05.23.18 | News | Help | Announcements

    Hurricane Irma created havoc all around us last year, and as we enter this year's hurricane season each one of us needs to be ready should a hurricane hit the Bay area again this year. Here are some key things that you can do today to help be ready: 

    Prepare an emergency kit

    Build an emergency kit including items listed below like food, water, medical needs and important documents. Put in waterproof containers.

    • Flashlights
    • Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day)
    • Bottled Juice
    • Two coolers – drinks/food
    • Manual can opener
    • Canned Foods                       
    • Battery-operated radio       
    • Battery-operated lanterns
    • Matches                  
    • First Aid Kit                             
    • Clock                                           
    • Plastic garbage bags          
    • Scissors                    
    • Heavy gloves        
    • Clean clothes
    • Extra blankets & Pillows
    • Tweezers
    • Sunscreen
    • Thermometer
    • Soap/Shampoo/Hygiene items 
    • Extra cash

    Make a communication plan

    Make sure your family knows how to get in touch with each other if you are separated. Have a discussion to determine who would be your out-of-state point of contact and make sure everyone has a cell phone so you can communicate with others and let them know you are safe.

    Learn evacuation routes

    Determine where you would go and how to get there.

    Let’s all be prepared so we have the best case scenario should a major storm come our way!