The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages. Disaster prevention should include developing a plan. Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family, such as storm surges, flooding and strong wind. Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet should you be separated. Check your insurance coverage. Be advised that flood damage is not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Be prepared for possible intense weather by stocking up on non-perishable foods, baby foods or pet foods, blankets, bottled water, batteries, flashlights, medications, a battery powered radio, first aid kit, cash, important documents and any other necessities to last up to seven days. As always, please listen to local weather advisories and continue to monitor the storm. One of the most important decisions you will have to make is whether or not to evacuate. If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. For more information concerning work and views related to natural disasters, please contact our office.