The time to develop emergency plan is prior to a disaster.   Being prepared will help keep you and your loved ones safe and establish a reliable network of support during a crisis.

Plan

  • Know your risks:
    • What is your Storm Surge/Evacuation Zone?
    • Are you in a flood zone?
    • Do you live in a mobile or manufactured home?
    • What year was your house built?
    • Does your house have storm shutters?

Prepare

  • Prepare evacuation or sheltering options.
  • Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit before the start of hurricane season.
  • The Family Emergency Plan is a great tool to help you create a plan that is specific to your family's needs. Find it on our website www.LeeEOC.com.
  • Secure items in and around your home before tropical storm force winds arrive.
  • Practice as many elements of your plan as possible.

 

Pass it on

  • Be sure all family members know who to call or where to gather if you become separated.
  • Let family and friends in other locations know your evacuation plans.