Tue, 09/27/2022 - 20:44
Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida, bringing life-threating storm surge, powerful winds and the possibility of flash floods. Most of Florida, as well as southern states, will be affected by the hurricane.
It is important to listen to local officials if they recommend that you evacuate. If you are unable to evacuate or if you are told to shelter-in-place, here are some last-minute ways you can prepare.
Information changes. It’s important to stay updated, so you know what to expect and when to expect it. One way to do this is to have several ways to receive alerts.
Utilities, roads and stores may be damaged after a storm hits, making it difficult to find food and water. While FEMA and our partners have prepositioned food and water supplies to help assist those after the hurricane, it’s important to have supplies ready in case you can’t leave your home. Some basic supplies include:
Know the risks you face – and how to stay safe
Hurricanes can cause major damage and present many different risks. Here are some risks you should understand to help prepare you and your family for Hurricane Ian.
Look out for others
Remember that not everyone is able to make these preparations. Check on your neighbors to see if they need help. Be sure to consider the needs of everyone in your household, such as those who may require medication or communication assistance.
Another member of your household that may need your help is your pet. Be sure to have a plan for your pet. If you are evacuating, be sure to know which shelters take in pets.
For more ways you can prepare now for a hurricane, visit ready.gov/hurricanes.
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