How to prepare for Hurricane Irma:

Before the storm

  • Plan on where you are going to go if ordered to evacuate. Know your hurricane evacuation routes and have a plan where you can stay.

  • Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate (insurance cards, documents, etc.). Make sure you have items you need for your pets.

  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.

  • Make a family emergency communication plan.

  • Everyone stay together if at all possible until help arrives.

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