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What items should you consider if you are staying at home when weathering the storm?

By now, you are probably aware that in Florida, we are officially in hurricane season. 

Hurricane season runs June 1 thru November 30. However, we are about to enter its peak season, starting August 1 through September. Ensure you are prepared to help your family navigate and cope with an emergency until help arrives. In this post, you will find three resources to explore and seven basic items to consider when choosing to weather a mild disaster from home.

What items should you consider if you are staying at home when weathering the storm?

At the very list, stock the basics items such as water, non-perishable food, basic first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, emergency supplies and tools, and special items such as medication. You will need these items if your family is confined at home. 

In addition, explore the following links to know more about other items to consider for disaster preparedness. 

Here is the link to resource #1. Visit Ready.Gov at https://www.ready.gov. This is an official website of the United States government.  You will find several resources to help you manage and learn more about disaster types and emergency preparedness for individuals and families.   

Here is resource #2. Visit UF/IFAS Florida Homeowners Handbook https://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/media/disasterifasufledu-/docs/Florida-Homeowners-Handbook.pdf, and page updates at UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery – the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences – UF/IFAS (ufl.edu).  The UF/IFAS, Florida Homeowners Handbook is a comprehensive handbook to help you manage and learn more about emergency preparedness and other aspects to know when disaster strikes.   

Lastly, here is resource #3. Visit the Office of Emergency Management of Miami-Dade County for local contacts and know where to locate additional County help.  Visit  https://www.miamidade.gov/global/emergency/home.page.

Resources are available both in English and Spanish.