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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Hurricane Season - Preparation Tips

2021 - Hurricane Preparation Tip 1

Being prepared for Hurricane season cannot be understated. Throughout this year's season we'll be posting helpful preparation tips to assist our community. 

Tip #1:   Prior to a storm, fill Ziploc bags three-quarters (3/4) full of water and stack them standing upright in your freezer. This will help keep your freezer cold longer in case of a power outage, and it will also give you a good supply of fresh drinking water if needed. Remember, you should stockpile at least 1 gallon of water per person/animal per day for at least three (3) days. 

Tip #2:  If you have to shelter at home and you have a pet, expect your animal will need to remain indoors until you're told it's safe to do otherwise. That means your pet will need a safe place to relieve itself while inside. Putting sod in a kiddie pool and putting the kiddie pool it in your garage (if it isn't likely to flood) will provide a safe place for your dogs to go potty during the storm.

Tip #3: Before a storm hits, fill up your washing machine with ice, put items inside that you want to keep chilled and close the lid to keep them cool. Don't worry about what to do when the ice starts to melt — the machine is designed to drain water!

Tip #4:  If you've pictures or other small items that you'd like to keep safe, try storing them in plastic bags and placing them inside your dishwasher. Please make sure you turn off the water supply to the unit before closing it with your valuables inside. Dishwashers are sealed to keep water inside and they should help keep water from getting inside as well.

 

Stay safe and be prepared Flagler Beach!

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