Key activities to prepare for the hurricane season

Hurricane season officially started on June 1 and it will last until November 30. That’s the time when most tropical cyclones can form. According to information provided by the storm-prediction specialists in Colorado State University there are as many as 18 named storms you should be prepared for this year.

What can you do, what are the key activities you should do to prepare for the hurricane season? For starters, of course, you need to have access to timely weather information. One such option is Allstate Alerts, it’s free and it can send you either texts or email messages when the weather is about get ugly at your location. You can sign up for it at http://www.allstatealerts.com/.

Secondly you should definitely plan an evacuation route to make sure you can get out of the town safely and as fast as possible. GPS would be a good thing to have in your car should you have the need to drive untraveled roads. By then you should definitely also have an emergency kit put together. as well It would also be good to take pictures of your belongings, a room by room inventory.

All in one, you need an evacuation plan that includes everything mentioned above as well as a meeting place should your family get separated, and out-of-state contact for in case of emergencies.

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