Hurricane Preparedness & Evacuation Information

When a hurricane warning is issued by the National Weather Service and the coastal area is threatened, you should:

  • Monitor your local TV and radio stations
  • Fuel your vehicles and generators
  • Check your disaster supply kit
  • Cover windows with plywood
  • Bring in all furniture, toys and any other objects that could become missiles
  • Move boats to a safe and secure place
  • Take pictures of property and contents for insurance purposes
  • Evacuate immediately, if advised

If you stay in your home during a hurricane and are not in a flood prone area:

  • Fill bathtubs and all available containers with water
  • Turn off utilities, if requested
  • Remain indoors in a closet, bathroom or hallway on the lower level of your house, away from windows
  • Cover yourself and family members with a mattress or a dining room table to protect yourself from falling debris