Whether you’re a South Florida native or a recent transplant you know that the summer season is hot and humid. Hurricanes come with the territory of living in South Florida. When Summer starts, it is always best to go over standard hurricane preparations.
To start, you will want to plan what you and your family should do in the event a hurricane should come to South Florida. Check where your home lies in the flood and storm surge zones here. This will assist you plan and be prepared when evacuation may be necessary.
You will also want to stock up on essential supplies in the event that electricity is out. The CDC recommends 3-5 days supply of food and water per person in the household. Water is approximately five gallons for a three to five days supply for one person. If daily medication is taken, you will also want to have an emergency supply in the event that you will not be able to readily refill your prescription. Additionally, you will want fresh batteries in all your flashlights and portable radio. If you have a separate GPS device, ensure it is fully charged.
Do not neglect your car. You will need your car in the best shape so you do not stall in the event of an evacuation. Additionally you will want an emergency kit, road flairs, maps, first aid kit, batteries, and flashlight should be the bare minimum in your kit.
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