My husband and I have always made sure to keep extra supplies for emergencies and we are fortunate that hurricanes don’t typically come this far inland but we do get power outages during storms and have friends in hurricane zones. Right now, Hurricane Arthur is headed for Southern shores and a little planning goes a long way to surviving difficult and dangerous weather.
Ready.gov has several helpful resources for easy planning:
WEAs (Wireless Emergency Alerts): http://www.ready.gov/alerts:
Wireless Emergency Alerts are automatic texts sent to you in an emergency. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
About the WEAs:
Steps to take Before, During and After a Hurricane:
o Making a Family Communications Plan
o Download the How to Prepare for a Hurricane Guide:
Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. How to Prepare for a Hurricane explains how to protect yourself and your property, and details the steps to take now so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.
Take a few minutes and read through the steps so that you know exactly what you need for you and your family in an emergency.