Hurricane Season has just started. Don't wait till the last minute to prepare for a storm. If you wait too long, it could be too late. Stay ahead of the game by following these steps that we have created for you.
- Sign up for emergency notifications from your local news station.
- Understand the different types of watches and warnings and their meanings.
- Tropical Storm Watch: Sustained winds of 39 to 74 mph are possible in your area in the next 48 hours.
- Tropical Storm Warning: Sustained winds of 39 to 74 are expected in your area in the next 36 hours.
- Hurricane Watch: Sustained winds of 74 or higher are possible in your area in the next 48 hours.
- Hurricane Warning: Sustained winds of 74 or higher are expected in your area in the next 48 hours.
- Once a watch has been set in your area, protect your house and property by reinforcing the windows and doors and by putting all small objects that could become airborne during the storm.
- Know your evacuation zone.
- Start buying emergency supplies if you have not already done so. We have listed a series of essential items to have with you during a storm.
HURRICANE SURVIVAL MATERIALS
|MEDICAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES |
|BABIES ||PERSONAL SUPPLIES |
|EVACUATION CENTER CHECKLIST |
3 Bin System1. NON-PERISHABLES: This bin stays under lock and key to make it more difficult to pilfer from it during the year. In this one store: batteries, rope, flashlights, radios, gloves, paper goods and such.
2. PERISHABLES: This is the stuff that won’t last more than one hurricane season. By the end of May, stock it with canned goods, shelf milk, cereal, peanut butter and jelly and other good stuff. At the end of the season, bring it into your kitchen or donate it to charity.
3. VALUABLES: This is a watertight bin with a good solid latch. In here, place any valuable documents, financial records, photos or other non-waterproof items that have not already been placed in a safe-deposit box (highly recommended).
All of us here at Moving Billions want you and your loved ones to stay safe this hurricane season. For any questions or concerns, contact us.