Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:40 pm
While weather experts predict a below-average probability that a major hurricane will make landfall this year, that doesn’t mean preparation should be an afterthought. Hurricane season isn’t over yet and runs through November.
Proactive planning is essential to staying safe in a storm. Since June, Plymouth Rock has been helping NJ residents get hurricane ready through #DontForgetDontRegret. What did you learn from Superstorm Sandy? Use the hashtag on Plymouth Rock’s Facebook page or on Twitter to share it with others.
If you need to get prepared and you’re not sure where to start, check out Plymouth Rock’s Hurricane Preparedness Center. Start by assembling a basic emergency kit. Be sure to include things like:
- Water: at least one gallon per person, per day for a minimum of three days
- Food: three-day supply of nonperishable items and a manual can opener
- Medication: seven-day supply
- Toiletries: sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Communication: cell phones with chargers and a battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio if possible) with extra batteries
- Utilities: a flashlight, multipurpose tool and whistle
- Personal documents: copies of important papers like medical information, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports and the deed/lease to your home
- Money: extra cash and a credit card
- Bedding: one sleeping bag or blanket per person
- Pet Supplies: food, water, leash, plastic bags (Dogs and cats need approximately one gallon of water per day.)