Cover all of your home's windows with pre-cut ply wood or hurricane shutters to protect your windows from high winds.
Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
Keep all trees and shrubs well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
Secure your home by closing shutters, and securing outdoor objects or bringing them inside.
Turn off utilities as instructed. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
Turn off propane tanks.
Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.
Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency by visiting:
Federal and National Resources Find additional information on how to plan and prepare for a hurricane by visiting the following resources:
American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency
NOAA Hurricane Center
U.S. Envirmoental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control
FLOOD INSURANCE The National Flood Insurance Program, is a pre-disaster flood mitigation and insurance protection program designed to reduce the escalating cost of disasters. The National Flood Insurance Program makes federally backed flood insurance available to residents and business owners Flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Do not make assumptions. Check your policy.