the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's
vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane
hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your
home but within your community.
escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be
measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family
members have a single point of contact.
a plan now for what to do with your
pets if you need to evacuate.
emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your
children know how and when to call 911.
your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by
non-perishable emergency supplies and a
Disaster Supply Kit.
a NOAA weather radio.
Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your
First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.