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Security Measures Before a Possible Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, 2024. In the United States, the principal states affected by hurricanes are Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. It is crucial to start taking forecasts seriously and creating a detailed plan that considers various scenarios and can be executed precisely.

 

Steps to Prepare for a Hurricane

  • Know the Evacuation Plan
    Familiarize yourself with the city’s evacuation plan, warning signs, evacuation routes, and emergency shelters.
  • Secure Your Home
    Identify and protect potential hazards in your home. Disconnect electrical power, gas, and water before leaving. Ensure the home is safeguarded against damage and losses.
  • Emergency Equipment
    Purchase a fire extinguisher and ensure everyone in the family knows its location and how to use it.
  • Important Documents
    Keep essential documents like insurance policies, wills, licenses, and stock certificates in a safe and easily accessible place.
  • Emergency Contacts
    Keep a list of emergency numbers near each phone.
  • Special Needs
    Inform local authorities about the needs of the elderly, bedridden individuals, or any disabled persons.

Essential Security Items

Ensure you have emergency supplies at home, in your car, and at the office. Suggested items include:

  • First-aid kit and instructions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlights and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets
  • Water purification supplies (iodine or chlorine tablets)
  • Personal hygiene products (hand sanitizer, wet wipes, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, diapers)

Prepare to Evacuate

In the event of a hurricane warning, it is essential to fill your car’s gas tank and arrange alternative transportation if necessary. Store water in clean containers and review your emergency plan and supplies, ensuring nothing is missing. Stay updated with the latest weather reports via TV or radio and listen for emergency warnings. Secure outdoor items like bicycles, grills, and gas tanks, and prepare an emergency supply kit for your car. Cover doors and windows with plywood or install hurricane shutters, place pets in a safe location, park vehicles indoors, and store water in bathtubs and sinks. Finally, set your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings to preserve food longer in case of power outages.

Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon

Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon provides a safe, caring, and supportive environment for 350 residents, ensuring they maintain their dignity and independence. Our emergency plan is meticulously designed to address the needs of our residents during hurricanes. Our facility is equipped with a gasoline generator to ensure continuous care during emergencies.