Storm Preparation

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Are you ready? Hurricane season has begun and runs through November 30. The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before the storm hits. Make a plan to keep your family, home, and community safe from hurricanes and other severe weather by checking out our tips below.

Hurricane Season Tips:
• Visit to download the Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters. This free guide for homeowners and renters includes information on disaster response, recovery, and construction.
• Know the risks your home may face and create an evacuation plan.
• Keep an emergency kit stocked. Think of things you’ll need to last each person in your family (including pets) at least three days after a storm.
• Be prepared in case the power goes out. Stock up on batteries for a radio and flashlights, keep gas in your vehicle, and have cash in hand. Remember, gas pumps and ATMs don’t work without power!
• Trim trees or shrubs near your home and clean gutters.
• If you have a boat, know where you plan to move it in an emergency.
• Get to know your neighbors. Those who live near you and your local community will be the first ones to help after a disaster.
• Follow the Gulf of Mexico Alliance on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

All month, we will be focusing on being prepared for anything as a part of our Get into the Gulf social media campaign. This yearlong campaign celebrates everything Gulf of Mexico and is a Gulf Star project sponsored by Clean Gulf Associates.
We hope you have a safe hurricane season.

This story is part of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s “Get into the Gulf” awareness initiative sponsored by Clean Gulf Associates. #GetintotheGulf by searching the official campaign hashtag on social media.
Facebook/Instagram: @gulfofmexicoalliance

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