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How to prepare for hurricane season

Posted at 7:21 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 12:09:34-04

With hurricane season just two days away, it's time to start preparing for potential inclement weather - if you haven't already done so. 

The American Red Cross has shared steps you can take now to be prepared in case of severe weather or an emergency. 

  • Start building an emergency kit - this should include a gallon of water, non-perishables flashlights, batteries and a safety kit.
  • Create and evacuation plan - then, practice it so you're ready. 
  • Research hurricane response plans in your area - make sure you know what shelter you would go to (and have a back-up plan or two).

For more information on how to be prepared, click here

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