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					                         Hurricane Preparedness Tips

     Make sure to have cash on hand for food and for minor emergencies.
     Make sure to have a full tank of gas. Carpool to safe locations.
     Make sure a friend or family member is aware of your location if you need to

     Stocking up on emergency supplies in advice can add to your safety and
      comfort during and after a hurricane. Store enough supplies for at least three
      days, preferably seven days, in one place. Essentials include:
         o First aid kit and essential medication;
         o Canned food;
         o At least three gallons of water per person;
         o Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags;
         o Battery-powered radio;
         o Flashlights;
         o and extra batteries.

     Avoid driving during and immediately after a hurricane. Do not drive into
      flooded areas. Even a small amount of water in the roadway can damage
      your car or cause injury.
     Know what a hurricane WATCH and hurricane WARNING mean:
          o WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the
            WATCH, usually within 36 hours.
          o WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of
            the WARNING, usually within 24 hours.

Additional Safety Resources

North Carolina Emergency Preparedness

WRAL Hurricane Survival Checklist

Wake County Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross