Hurricane Preparedness Week May 7-13, 2017

Hurricanes have the potential to be life-threatening and can destroy homes and communities. Know your hurricane risk; if you live in an area that is often affected by hurricanes it is important to be prepared. Hurricane Preparedness week (May 7-13, 2017) is your time to prepare.

Having the right resources is essential. Build or replenish your emergency kit. Familiarize yourself and your family with local emergency plans. Know where to go should you ever need to evacuate.

“The time to prepare for severe weather is now. In Alabama, a potential hurricane is more than just a coastal event, for inland counties, it has the potential to produce damaging tornadoes, Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner said. “Now is the time to update your app and ensure you and your family have a way to receive severe weather notifications also contact your county EMA director to learn more about local resources that are available to keep you and your loved ones safe.”

 The National Weather service provides daily tips to help you prepare. Share this information with your family and friends to ensure that they’re prepared.

 Sunday, May 7th– Determine Your Risk LINK

Monday, May 8th-Develop an Evacuation Plan LINK

Tuesday, May 9th– Assemble Disaster Supplies LINK

Wednesday, May 10th– Secure an Insurance Check-Up LINK

Thursday, May 11th– Strengthen Your Home LINK

Friday, May 12th– Check on Your Neighbor LINK

Saturday, May 13th– Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan LINK

 Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30th.