Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

May 14, 2014

Getting a jump on hurricane season

VALDOSTA — Come June 1, the 2014 hurricane season begins and lasts through Nov. 30. To prepare for what the next six months may hold, Georgians can start preparing now.

While hurricane watchers have predicted a light season for hurricanes this year, preparation readies one for unexpected possibilities.

South Georgians’ preparations should include:

— Disaster kits with water and nonperishable food for at least three days, portable radio and flashlights with plenty of batteries, prescription medication, important documents, and other special needs, such as baby diapers.

— An emergency plan so each family member knows how to find others. Have another emergency contact person who lives out of town.

— Stay informed on evacuation orders and routes. Check with your insurance agent on flood insurance and your homeowner’s policy.

— Businesses should have a disaster plan to locate employees, to continue business if the physical location is severely damaged or destroyed, etc.

For more information on these and other preparations, go to www.ready.ga.gov.

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