Hurricane preparedness is the responsibility of everyone - businesses and individuals. As part of our overall preparedness planning programme, we recognise that it is equally important to ensure that you and your family are prepared for the hurricane season which officially starts June 1 through November 30.
To help protect yourself, your family and property, it is a good idea to compile a Hurricane Preparedness Manual. Please review the following information regarding hurricane preparedness and emergency procedures to assist you in knowing what to be aware of and preparing for emergency situations.
SECURING DOCUMENTS & EARLY PREPARATION:
It is necessary to ensure that all important papers and documents are secured in a safe place so that they can be readily accessible in times of emergency. Preparation is the key to ensuring your family's safety in the event that your home may be damaged in a storm and basic utilities and resources are unavailable.
TERMINOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS:
It is important to understand the Terminology used by weather warning services in categorising the stages of a storm and the methods used to communicate weather updates.
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES & MANAGING YOUR WATER:
Preparing for all your family's needs will ensure their comfort before, during and after a major storm expecially if utilities such as power and water are unavailable. Planning for medical, dietary and water needs should be done well in advance of any emergencies.
DURING THE WARNING PERIOD:
During the warning period, ensure that all plans are in place in preparation for a potential oncoming storm.
DURING THE STORM:
When a storm is definitely going to hit there are specific tasks that you should and should not do.
AFTER THE STORM:
After a storm has passed there may be dangerous conditions. Be cautious and careful.