• Have a family emergency plan and make sure every member of your
the household is aware of this.
• Make sure you have an emergency
disaster kit packaged and ready to
to be used.
• Make sure you have a sufficient supply of
medicines and non-perishable food
which can last at least a few days.
• Store a sufficient quantity of water to
consumption of alcohol and for domestic purposes.
• Check in and around your home
for any problem that may cause flooding and leaks, and take corrective action.
• Secure your home and belongings like
the best possible.
• Know your parish disaster
• Know your evacuation community
• Find out which shelter is closest to you.
• If you and your family are at risk,
immediately evacuate to a safe place.
• Know your emergency numbers.
• Make sure to save your contact
Numbers. Print a copy if possible.
• Be sure to back up other important information.
• Secure important documents in
• Write down and print important contacts –
family, neighbors, friends too
such as emergency aid – your doctor, the ODPEM, the fire department, the police, etc.
• Secure a ‘Top Up’ prepaid card (for
• Get a car charger. Test it to make sure it works properly.
• Secure an alternative (not wireless)
• Be sure to charge your devices
once a hurricane warning is issued.
• Keep your phones dry by placing them in a plastic/Ziploc bag. Also try to keep your other devices dry by storing them in plastic bags or containers.
• Make sure you have working flashlights and a portable radio.