Hurricane season preparedness tips

Good tips on how to prepare for a hurricane impacting our coastline this week

Hurricane season preparedness tips

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - If you don’t have a safety checklist for hurricane season in our area we have a quick guide on how to prepare.

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Before the Storm

  • Make sure your vehicle is gassed up.
  • Make sure you have some non-perishable food and water.
  • Fill your prescriptions if you have them.
  • Pick up some extra cash to have on hand.
  • Restock or make sure you have a first aid kit.
  • Make sure you know the location of emergency shelters.

During the Storm

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Keep of the streets and keep driving to a minimum.
  • If you have to drive, avoid flooded areas.
  • Never travel through high water along roadways.
  • Never use a generator indoors or in an enclosed space.

After the Storm

  • Avoid flooded areas.
  • Don’t allow children to play in flood waters.
  • Don’t drive around barricades.

If you don’t already have a emergency supply kit here are some things that you’ll need to have:

  • One gallon of water per person per day.
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlights and batteries.
  • Credit Card and cash on hand.
  • Any prescriptions you might have.
  • A cell phone and a charger.
  • Any special items you might need for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.
  • Pet supplies.
Hurricane Safety Checklist
Hurricane Safety Checklist (Source: KPLC)

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