Review your family disaster plan and check your Emergency Supplies Kit to include food and water supplies. Other supplies may include:
Flashlight and extra batteries
Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
First aid kit and manual
Emergency food and water
Nonelectric can opener
Cash and credit cards
Review evacuation plans. Learn safe routes inland and plan your evacuation route. Be ready to drive 20 to 50 miles inland to locate a safe place.
Make sure the gas tank in your car is full.
Make arrangements for pets, i.e. pet friendly shelters (see Shelter Listing)
Refill prescription medications.
Anchor or stow small boats.
Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys and garden tools; anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
Remove outside antennas.
Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs and bottles.
Trim back dead or weak branches from trees.
Stay tuned to local media and your Weather Alert Radio for updates on the storm.