Prepare For Hurricane Season With This List

7:25 AM, Jun 6, 2013   |    comments
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 PDF Document: Hurricane Checklist

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- According to the National Hurricane Center and NOAA, predictions are this will be an above-average hurricane season.

The NHC and NOAA predict there is a 70% likelihood of 13-20 named storms, with 7 to 11 of them becoming hurricanes, including as many as 6 major hurricanes.

Take Steps To Prepare

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit with food and water, and other basic supplies for each family member to last at least three days. Remember to include essential medications, copies of important documents and special items for children and pets. 

  • Plan what to do in case you are separated from your family during an emergency and what to do if you have to evacuate. Coordinate with your child's school, your work and community's emergency plans.

  • Be informed about what disasters or emergencies may occur where you live, work, play and pray, and how to respond as safely as possible. Find out how local officials will contact you during a disaster and how you will get important information.  

The American Red Cross has provided a Hurricane Safety Checklist (download and print using the link contained in this article)

You should also visit the Red Cross Hurricane Website, where you can download and install the American Red Cross' free Hurricane App, as well as learn more about preparing, responding to warnings, and recovering after a major storm. 

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