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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.



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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