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Get Ready, Be Ready NC for Hurricane Season
It's that time of year again: hurricane season is upon us once again.
This year has already shown that we never know when storms will strike. Tropical Storm Ana on Mother's Day weekend reminded us just how essential it is to plan ahead.
Review those emergency plans. Update those emergency supplies kits and make note of evacuation routes should you need them. Keep your emergency supplies kit ready to go at all times with enough non-perishable food and bottled water (1 gallon per person per day) to last three to seven days. Other items in the kit should include:
• Copies of insurance papers and identification sealed in a watertight plastic bag
• First-aid kit
• Weather radio and batteries
• Supply of prescription medicines
• Changes of clothes
• Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant
• Cash or checkbook
• Pet supplies including food, water, leashes, bedding, muzzle and vaccination records
Take time now to get ready. Families, businesses and organizations who have plans and supplies in place fare far better during any emergency than those who do not.
You can find more storm safety tips and general emergency preparedness information on www.ReadyNC.org. Or, use the free ReadyNC mobile app to get more tips as well as real-time weather and traffic conditions for all parts of North Carolina.
All Hazard Incident Management Teams
Experienced and qualified emergency management teams (referred to as AHIMTs) can be deployed to respond to any type of emergency or hazard in various communities across the state. Team members pre-qualify for positions based on demonstrated experience and an approved set of standards. To participate in an AHIMT, complete and submit the application below.
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