Hurricane Prep: What You Need To Know

 

As a storm approaches, there are things you can to do to best prepare your family and your home. We shared several tips for hurricane preparedness in this article here!

We have gathered more information so you have all the resources available at your finger tips!

First, know your evacuation zone! The map below is a map of Duval County evacuation zones, courtesy of the COJ website.

 

You can read more about your evacuation zones at the COJ web page HERE!

If that map does not clearly indicate what your evacuation zone is, you can simply CLICK HERE, enter your address, and the COJ website will let you know what evacuation zone you are in!

The map below is a map of Nassau County Evacuation zones.

If that map does not clearly indicate what your evacuation zone is, you can simply CLICK HERE to enter your address, and the COJ website will let you know what evacuation zone you are in!

Second, make sure you have the supplies needed if you are not evacuating! The following list includes basic supplies you should have available before the storm hits.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Waterone gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

(list courtesy of ready.gov )

Third, if you need to seek shelter in a safe place, know where the emergency shelters are that will accommodate you and your needs!

CLICK HERE for information on Duval County Evacuation Shelters.

CLICK HERE for information on Nassau County Evacuation Shelters. (scroll to the bottom)

CLICK HERE for information on evacuating to a shelter with pets, so you can be aware of the things you will need to bring!

Fourth, if you have not already done so, you can register for Citizen Alerts BY CLICKING HERE for Duval County and CLICK HERE to register for Nassau County.

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