- Minimize Danger – Understand the Power of Rushing Water
- Know Your Zone - Define Evacuation Needs
- Avoid Regrets – Secure Supplies and Build a Kit
- Act Now - Reduce Home and Contents Damage
- Clean out gutters and ensure downspouts are clear to allow water to flow away from the home.
- Prepare and place sandbags using these steps to ensure they don’t topple. (Don’t forget to review safe disposal guidelines.)
- Elevate, wrap, and move valuable carpets, electronics, and furniture to a higher floor or alternate location.
- Secure cleanup materials (masks, gloves, mops, buckets, bleach, etc.) before the storm.
- Stay Connected - Communication is Key
Be sure to refresh your supply of batteries, flashlights, and hand crank or solar-powered chargers. Keep a landline telephone plugged in as battery-powered phones will not work during a power outage.
- Buy Insurance - The Key to Recovery
Whether you reside along the coast or well inland, planning now and following the above advice can help you if Hurricane Irma heads your way. For more information, visit www.flash.org, email email@example.com, follow @FederalAlliance on Twitter, follow FLASH on Facebook, or call (877) 221-SAFE (7233).