Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through December 1.
The Salvation Army is preparing for the season by planning, buying supplies, and recruiting and training volunteers to help in the event of an emergency.
Here are some things you and your family can do to ensure your safety if a storm hits.
Take First aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes
Locate a safe room in your house, or determine if you will need to go to a community shelter
Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate
Post emergency phone numbers by your phone and make sure your children know how and when to call 911
Discuss the types of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind
Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet, including your child’s school, a neighbor, or a public place
What you will need…
Stock up on non perishable supplies. A disaster supply kit should include the following:

  • Water – at least I gallon per person per day for 7 days
  • Food at least enough for 3-7 days
  • Non perishable packaged of canned foods and juices
  • Foods for infants and the elderly
  • Snack foods
  • Charcoal or gas for your barbecue grill
  • Paper plates, cups and paper towels
  • First aid kit, medicines and prescription drugs
  • Moisture wipes
  • Flashlights, batteries, lanterns
  • Battery operated radio
  • Cash
  • Important documents in a waterproof container
  • Car gas tank filled
  • Pet care items