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10/6/16  8:36 am                                                     “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  ~Benjamin Franklin

With Hurricane Matthew expecting to cause big trouble for the east coast of Florida, we are under a Tropical Storm Watch here on the west coast.  But what does that mean?

Check out NBC-2 for the latest updates, an explanation and what it means to you.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33194957/hurricane-matthew

 

Preparation Tips

To prepare for these possible strong storms, take some time to prepare your home and family by:

  • Bringing items in that could be blown around in strong gusts such as potted plants, lawn furniture and children’s toys
  • Secure boats and trailers by covering or bringing them inside garages Install or activate hurricane shutters to protect windows from possible flying debris
  • Have at least 3 days worth of food and supplies should power be interrupted
  • Have 3 days of water for each person (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Fill up vehicles with fuel
  • Have cash on hand
  • Have a first aid kit available
  • Medication supply for those on maintenance medication
  • Stay away from flooded roads and standing water
  • Don’t forget your pets – they need preparation too.
    • Have enough food and water (1 gallon per pet per day) for three days.
    • Include clean bedding and blankets to help keep them comfortable.
    • For many, strong thunderstorms can be frightening and those pets that suffer from storm anxiety may have a difficult time with a lengthy weather event.
    • Speak to your vet for medication that may help to keep them calm if needed.
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