The most important thing you should be doing prior to hurricane season is preparing your home and family in case of damage from the storm including high winds, storm surge, tornadoes, and flooding; not to mention many complications in the aftermath of a storm including long power outages, low water and food supply, and injuries.
The National Hurricane Survival Initiative provides multiple downloadable Hurricane Safety checklists to assist you in starting early in preparing for the season. Checklist topics include:
- Food and Water
- First Aid and Non-Prescription Drugs
- Tools and Supplies
- Sanitation, Clothing and Bedding
- Special Items (including pets)
- Possessions and Documents