It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week and Tri State wants to make sure you’re prepared for the 2021 hurricane season, which begins on June 1.
By finding out how susceptible you are to hurricane disasters, you’ll be able to better plan for an emergency. That’s why, this week we’re encouraging everyone to determine their personal risk by finding out their hurricane evacuation zone and locating their closest emergency shelter. And, because disaster can strike at any time, don’t just search for where you live, but where you work as well! The FEMA app is a great resource for finding a local list of open shelters during a disaster.
Once you know your zone and evacuation location, become familiar with the suggested emergency routes. Remember, phone service may not be active so it’s important to successfully navigate to safety without GPS assistance. Check out these communication tips from FEMA to learn more.
Ready.gov suggests preparing an emergency plan which consists of various evacuation routes, an emergency supply kit, a family communications plan and steps to weatherize your home before vacating.
It’s also important to have important documents like insurance policies, drivers licenses, birth certificates and medicines readily available in an easy to grab location in case of an emergency. We suggest using a fireproof and waterproof lockbox that can easily be carried for mobility.
For a complete list of hurricane supplies, evacuation zones and emergency preparedness information, visit Ready.gov/hurricanes
At Tri State, it’s our priority to keep you safe. If you experience a property loss due to an emergency like a hurricane, give us a call. We’re here 24/7 to help bring you peace of mind – yes, even during a hurricane! 866-818-1949