After dodging storms for most of the summer, all eyes are now on Tropical Storm Dorian, which may affect Florida this weekend. Though it may change its course or weaken by the time it gets closer, now is the time to carefully examine your Hurricane 2019 plan.
If you live in an inland flood zone, a mobile home, or an unreinforced masonry building built prior to 1973, it may be necessary to find shelter or evacuate. Remember that your Hurricane 2019 or evacuation plan should also take into account pets. The American Red Cross, for example, may not allow pets in its shelters unless it’s a service pet.
With the arrival of a major storm, it is imperative to have a basic emergency supply kit. This kit should include essentials such as a gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of three days, three days worth of non-perishable food, first aid kit, flashlight, batteries, and also backup batteries for your cell phones. Speaking of pets, make sure you have leashes and harnesses, food, water for them to drink, bowls, and current photos of them in case they happen to get lost.
This is also a great time to back up your data such as digital photos and important documents. Take a close look at your insurance policy to ensure it has coverage for storms.
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