Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen and is predicted to possibly be a category 4 storm when it makes landfall. The storm could have maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. Here are some helpful hurricane preparedness tips ;
Non-perishable food (enough to last at least 3 days)
- Water (enough to last at least 3 days) Fill up bathtubs
- First-aid kit (include any prescription medication you may need)
- Personal hygiene items and sanitation items
- Flashlights (have extra batteries on hand)
- Battery or Crank Type operated radio (again, have extra batteries)
- Waterproof container with cash and important documents
- Manual can opener -Lighter or matches
- Books, magazines, games for recreation
- Special needs items: pet supplies and baby supplies if applicable
- Coolers and ice packs
- A plan for evacuation (When to leave-How to leave-Where to go)
Securing Your Home
- Although tape can prevent glass from shattering everywhere, be warned that tape does not prevent the window from breaking.
- Reinforce your garage doors? (See if you have a Wind Load sticker on your Garage Doors)
- Bring in all outdoor furniture, garbage cans, decorations, and anything else that is not tied down.
- If winds become strong, stay away from windows and doors and close, secure and brace internal doors.
- Gas: Make sure your tank is full far in advance of an approaching storm.
- ATMS: Have extra cash on hand in the event no ATMS in your area are accessible or working.
- Cell Phones: Charge your cell phone and limit use after power is out.
- Food: Turn your fridge temperature down and/or freeze any food or drinking water that can be frozen if you expect a power outage.