This is Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina.
At last week’s county board meeting, Wayne County Emergency Management Director Aaron Stryker read the proclamation for Hurricane Preparedness Week (see below).
As part of planning for hurricanes and other natural disasters, families and businesses are encouraged to write down their plan and gather important documents, such as copy of driver’s license, insurance policies, medicals records, and bank account statements, and put them somewhere they can quickly access in case of emergency.
Assemble an emergency supplies kit that includes enough non-perishable food and water to last each family member three to seven days.
Other essential items include:
- First-aid kit
- Weather radio and batteries
- Prescription medicines
- Sleeping bag or blankets
- Changes of clothes
- Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant
- Face masks and hand-sanitizer
Make sure to review and update homeowners’ or renters’ insurance policies to ensure they include coverage for damage, natural disasters and flood insurance.