Due to Hurricane Irene affecting much of the Eastern United States this week, we thought a few hurricane safety tips would be appropriate:
– Follow weather forecasts and advice from local authorities.
– Stock up on supplies like water, non-perishable foods, batteries and a first aid kit.
– Don’t leave your secure area too soon. The storm may have calmed down but you may be in the eye. Wait for local authorities to give the all-clear signal.
There are quite a few websites with other helpful tips and information:
Top Ten Hurricane Tips, including tips on how to get important documents in order, and items to include in your hurricane kit:
The National Hurricane Center posts regular updates and advisories, along with a storm-tracking map:
Ready America has tips on how to prepare your family, your business, and your property for a hurricane: