It’s crucial to be well-prepared to protect your family, home, and possessions in the face of Hurricane Idalia. Here are valuable tips and resources provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
Stay Informed: Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts to remain aware of the hurricane’s trajectory.
Cash Reserves: Ensure you have an adequate amount of cash on hand. Power outages may lead to ATM machines and banks shutting down.
Family, Business, and Property Plan: Develop a comprehensive plan for your family, business, and property to address potential hurricane impacts.
Disaster Preparedness Kit: Assemble a disaster preparedness kit that includes critical supplies, important documents, and medications. A detailed list of necessary items can be found here.
Flood Insurance: Consider purchasing flood insurance well in advance of any storm.
FEMA Resources: Visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov for the latest hurricane news and preparedness tips.
The National Weather Service recommends creating a plan for your pets and identifying safe areas within your home. Additionally, establish escape routes in case of dangerous flooding.
Don’t forget that your smartphone can be a valuable tool during and after a hurricane. Numerous apps are available for storm tracking, and subscribing to the Global Alert Network can provide up-to-the-minute national traffic and weather alerts.