Hurricane Preparedness: Are you ready?

Have a Plan that includes

  1. Tracking the storm
  2. Getting emergency supplies 
  3. Evacuation planning
  4. Accessing resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Tell people your plan: Discussing your plan with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, caregivers, etc. Let people know where you are (whether you stay at home or evacuate).

1. Track the storm: 

For the latest information on Hurricane Irma visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/info/

Other lines www.AlertMarion.com  & www.AlertAlachua.com  &   www.weather.com

Florida Emergency Information Line — 800-342-3557

2. Get emergency supplies

  • Water-one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener for food
  • A Variety Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Charged Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Include prescribed medications, food, water, and cash sufficient for at least 3 days

3. Evacuation planning

Evacuating: If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.

Sign up for Special Needs shelters at: https://snr.floridadisaster.org

Not all shelters will be open, so make sure you get the most up to date information!

4. Access resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Emergency management for people with disabilities:
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240199_A4497.pdf

Independent Living Skills Training: Emergency Planning Workbook: https://www.theilrc.org/emergency-preparedness/

Tips for preparing, responding and recovering:
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

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