When a hurricane threatens, monitor your radio or television for the latest National Weather Service advisories, as well as any special instructions from Civil Defense.

Hurricanes can cause power failures and cut off, or contaminate water supplies. Store a 7 day supply of water you can use for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Check battery powered equipment such as radios and flashlights.

Keep 7 days worth of non-perishable foods on hand and 2 weeks worth of special medication. Remember, stores and pharmacies may not be open during an emergency, when you need supplies.