Although hurricanes are predictable, people are still often caught unprepared for them. It seems that it is the human nature to underestimate the power of these events. Preparation is important for everyone, but especially for those with health conditions who may have access to care limited during these times. Be aware of the closest evacuation paths and prepare a kit that will have items needed for a few days, in case you need to stay at home. Assess your environment and determine the safest area in your home.
- Make sure that you know your evacuation routes because if evacuation becomes a suggestion it is better to be safe than sorry.
- Make sure that you know your surrounding area, especially if you are at a higher risk area surrounded by water or high flood zones.
- Visit an ATM and a gas station and make sure that you get some money and stock up on gas. You need to be prepared for everything.
“Stock a single room in your home with fresh water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, blankets, towels, trash bags, gloves, protective masks, pet food and any other necessities.”