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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
501 AM EDT Sat May 13 2017

...HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2017...

All week long the National Weather Service has issued informative
messages to help you prepare for the hurricane season.   Today`s
topic, the final in the series for this year`s hurricane
preparedness week, is complete your written hurricane plan.

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when
you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a
hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under
duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now to write
down your hurricane plan. Know where you will ride out the storm and
get your supplies now. You don`t want to be standing in long lines
when a hurricane warning is issued. Those supplies that you need will
probably be sold out by the time you reach the front of the line.
Being prepared, before a hurricane threatens, makes you resilient to
the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference
between your being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor.

Here are some things to know about completing a written hurricane
plan:
* Writing down your plan will ensure you don`t make mistakes when
  faced with an emergency.
* Document all of your valuables and possessions with a camera or
  video camera well before the storm.
* Gather all vital documents, like passports and medical records, and
  put them somewhere that you can quickly access.
* Make planning and preparedness a family affair to ensure everyone
  knows what to do.
* Don`t forget to include your pets in your plan.
* Every plan should include gathering non-perishable emergency
  supplies and assembling a disaster supply kit.
* Share your plan with others in your family, and have an
  out-of-state friend as a family contact who knows your plan and
  where you will go during a disaster, so all your family members
  have a single point of contact.

To make developing your family emergency plan easy, be sure to
download a free template that is available online at
http://readync.org.

For more information about hurricane preparedness, please visit the
following web sites:
* http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare
* http://www.readync.org

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