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Emergency Preparedness | Hurricane

Hurricanes

Hurricane season is June through November in the U.S.

Hurricane season is June through November in the U.S. The winds from these storms can exceed 155 mph and the tornadoes, microbursts and storm surges associated with hurricanes often add to the devastation.

Download this checklist to make sure you have the products and resources that can help keep people and property safe in a flooding emergency.

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Products For

Prepare

Two Way Radios

Weather Radios

Batteries

Handheld Flashlights

Flood Barrier Systems

Sandbags

Shovels

Fuel & Gas Cans

Generator Transfer Switches

Portable & Inverter Generators

Standby Generators

Cots & Beds

Products For

Respond and Recover

Disinfectants & Sanitizers

Mold Killers & Mildew Removers

Chainsaws

Carpet-Flood Dryers

Cooling Fans & Air Circulators

Portable Engine Driven Pumps

Suction & Discharge Hoses

Temporary Job Site Lights

Tarps

Hip Boots & Waders

Insecticides & Repellents

Lifejackets & Personal Flotation Devices

TIPS TO PREPARE

Review your emergency plan with employees. Store all your vital records offsite.

Obtain additional plywood or other needed window protection.

Have essential emergency supplies available.

Prior to evacuation, turn off and unplug all electrical equipment.

TIPS TO RESPOND AND RECOVER

Do not enter the facility if you smell gas or if flood water still surrounds the building

Have a battery- or crank-operated radio handy for emergency-related updates.

Avoid floodwater to prevent injury or illness.

To prevent mold growth, dry out buildings and their contents and restore utilities as soon as possible.

To prevent illness, disinfect everything that became wet.

To protect yourself from hazardous materials during clean-up, wear protective clothing.

Resources

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SAFETY TIPS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HURRICANE SAFETY

AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SAFETY

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CAPABILITIES GUIDE