Hurricane Matthew: Are you ready for it?

Preparing for a natural disaster, like a hurricane, is nothing to take lightly and something you should absolutely never put on hold.

With this Category 4 cyclone headed toward the tip of Florida many are questioning how does one prepare for this even that hasn’t happened to this state in 11 years?

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Governor Rick Scott advises to stay alert and prepare now for the destruction ahead.

Preparation is the key to protection.

ITEMS TO HAVE:

  • Flashlights and battery powered appliances
  • Extra batteries
  •  3-day supply of food and water
  •  7-day supply of any medications
  •  First aid kit
  •  Sanitation/hygiene items
  •  Sunscreen/rain gear/ insect repellent
  •  Extra set of keys (house and car)
  •  Cell phone
  •  Pets and pet supplies
  • Camera, if possible
ACTIONS TO TAKE:
  • Fill gas tan in all cars
  •  Take out extra cash and store it
  •  Purchase flashlights, DO NOT use candles
  •  Bring in anything can be picked up with high winds
  •  Close all windows/doors
  •  (If you don’t have hurricane shutters) close windows/doors and board them with plywood
  •  Turn refrigerator and freezer to coolest temperature and opening sparingly
  •  Turn off propane tanks
  •  Create an evacuation plan with every member of the household
  •  Evacuate IMMEDIATELY if advised by authorizes

For a more detailed version follow my Storify: kmg1996

Track and follow the storm.
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