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Announcements: Hurricane Season Lasts Until November 30th – Are You Prepared?

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Hurricane Season Lasts Until November 30th – Are You Prepared? 

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The last two years have brought disruptions to our school schedules and our families as the area was threatened by hurricanes.  The second week in May is Hurricane Preparedness week.  Are you and your family prepared?  The Chatham Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to take steps now to get your family ready for the upcoming hurricane season.  This is CEMA’s advice on preparing a Disaster Kit for your family:

Assemble Disaster Supplies 

During a Mandatory Evacuation Order, you may have very little time to organize what supplies you need and make decisions on what to take. Pre-assembled disaster kits and a checklist of what important items/documents to bring can save valuable time and reduce stress. Outside of the general kit supplies (described below), it may be useful to have a list of what items you cannot live without. When creating this list and packing your kit, remember that you may not be able to return to your home for a few days or weeks, so make sure to include essential items. 

Starting a kit may seem like a daunting task, but it really is quite simple. To start, we suggest getting a 5-gallon bucket, cloth bag, or container that is large enough to hold the essentials. Some of the key items to put in your kit are a three day supply of: water (one gallon per person per day), non-perishable food, cash, and any medical supplies that may be needed. Other items to consider are a first aid kit, manual can opener, and battery-powered weather radio. For an extended list of what you may want to include, CLICK HERE   

The next step in creating your kit is determining what important documents need to be included. It is crucial that you take a moment to collect any and all forms of identification, financial documents, insurance forms, bills and vital prescriptions. Keep a copy of these documents in your kit in case you need them during an evacuation. 

The peace of mind granted by having a disaster supply kit will ensure that you can easily and effectively relocate to a safe location with little deviation from your normal routine. 

If you have any questions or want to know more information, visit the Chatham Emergency Management Agency website: www.ChathamEmergency.org

 

 

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