September 2019

Hurricane Dorian: How to Prepare

Following the trail of death and  destruction the hurricane left  in the Bahamas, . Floridians and residents of the  Southeastern coast of the U.S. should prepare for the worst. Visit FloodSmart.gov to gauge flood risks  for your zip code and have a plan of exit. Find out if you live in a "hurricane evacuation zone,"  and have a bag with essentials — such as clothes,  money, medications and documents ready to go. Plan to have at least a week's worth  of food and water for your family and pets,  as well as enough gas in the tank. Businesses should also prepare by boarding  up windows and having operations plans in place. Most importantly, listen to orders  of mandatory evacuations. If you decide to ride out the storm,  or wait until the last moment to leave,  it could be too late.