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(RNN) - You may have the luxury of seeing a hurricane coming, but that doesn't mean you can wait until it arrives to prepare. Planning for a hurricane days before it arrives will keep you and your family safe.
According to ready.gov, the first things you should do are build an emergency kit, make a family communications plan and know your evacuation routes.
Some people choose to weather hurricanes and tropical storms at home, but if you change your mind or are forcibly evacuated, you need to know your evacuation plan. Included in it should be where to go, where to take shelter and when to leave so you don't get stuck in traffic or the storm itself while on the road.
Know where higher ground is located in case of flooding, which is a major risk with tropical storms and hurricanes, and know if your home is prone to flooding or is in a low-lying area.
Ready.gov advises there are a few simple things you can do around your home to prevent damage:
Cover all of your home's windows, either with storm shutters or 5/8" marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape will not prevent your windows from breaking.
Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame of your home.
Reinforce your garage doors.
Anything outside that is not tied down should be brought inside.
Unclog or clear all outdoor drains, rain gutters and downspouts.
Secure your home.
Lastly, you should check your insurance and make sure you have flood coverage. The days before a hurricane is too late, so you should prepare your insurance well ahead of time. Once a year, look over your insurance policies and make sure all of your important documents, such as passports or birth certificates, are in a waterproof container within easy reach of your emergency and evacuation kit.
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Thursday, September 12 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-13 03:26:03 GMT
(RNN) - After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up. Tropical depression 10, poised to become Ingrid if it develops into a full-fledged tropical storm, developed in the Gulf ofFull Story >
After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:25:47 GMT
The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking a tropical depression that has formed in the East Pacific. Forecasters say the system should strengthen to a Tropical Storm by early Thursday morning.Full Story >
The worst of what is now Tropical Depression Flossie has now passed through most of the state, bringing thunderstorms dangerously high surf but sparing most islands from serious storm related damage.
Friday, June 7 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-06-07 09:09:19 GMT
The Grand Strand is under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea approaches from the southwest. Full Story >
The Grand Strand remains under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea moves northeastward along the eastern seaboard. With the 5 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea is about 50 miles southwest of Charleston.Full Story >
Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
(RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,Full Story >
Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.Full Story >
Monday, April 15 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-04-16 01:06:27 GMT
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property ownersFull Story >
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property owners recover from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.Full Story >
Monday, April 8 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-04-08 23:09:50 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the riskFull Story >
Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the risk of a big storm is always there.Full Story >
(RNN) - As Hurricane Sandy continues its roll towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, people in some of the nation's most populated cities have either evacuated hunkered down to ride out what has becomeFull Story >
Sandy, no longer a hurricane, has made landfall along the southern coast of New Jersey. Full Story >
Sunday, October 28 2012 7:34 PM EDT2012-10-28 23:34:19 GMT
You may have the luxury of seeing a hurricane coming, but that doesn't mean you can wait until it arrives to prepare. Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keepFull Story >
Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keep you and your family safe.Full Story >
Thursday, August 30 2012 1:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 05:35:36 GMT
(RNN) - After crashing into southern Louisiana Tuesday evening, Hurricane Isaac erratically continues its course across several southern states, bringing torrential rain and power outages to areas in its path. AlthoughFull Story >
Hurricane Isaac continues to dump double-digits of rain over some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Full Story >
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