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How to prepare for a hurricane/ tropical storm

It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family during the hurricane season.

If you live in areas that are directly affected by hurricanes, NEMO encourages everyone to be prepared for the hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30th every year. It’s always crucial to be aware and prepared by planning ahead.

For tips on how to prepare and evaluate for hurricanes and severe tropical storms, continue reading.


Before a hurricane

Make a plan

•             Write emergency numbers

•             Prepare a supply kit

•             Always know the location of the nearest shelter

•             Secure outside objects

•             Get an emergency generator

•             Trim low-hanging trees


To make the planning process easy, M&C Home Depot has listed a few items that you'll need to ensure you can keep yourself and your family safe. All these are available in-store and online at mandchomedepot.com

•             Ralph Martindale Cutlass

•             Duracell Batteries

•             First Aid Kit

•             Generator

•             Plywood


During a hurricane

If you live in an area that is prone to damage, evacuate if need to. It is unsafe to remain at home, even though that’s where we feel the safest.

•       Stay in tune with local and national alerts

•       Stay away from windows and glass doors

•       Always stay inside until you have received confirmation that the hurricane has passed

•       If you have lost power, keep the refrigerator closed to delay the spoilage of foods

•       If you have a generator, ensure that you read the instructions before use.

•       Beware of water entering your home


After a hurricane

The hurricane might be over, but that doesn't mean that you are in the clear.  It is best to take precautions if you live in flooded areas, trees hanging on power lines, and debris in the street.

 Follow these steps to stay safe:

•       Stay out of flooded water

•       If you were evacuated return home after you were given the clear to do so

•       Never use a wet electrical device

•       Stay away from power lines

•       Take care of any wounds or injuries

•       Drink clean water

•       Clean up your home/any damages

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