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Hurricane Planning

The following are hurricane planning tips from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances, the safest areas may not be your home but within your community — refer to the Westminster Village site plan to locate our hurricane shelter.
  • Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
  • Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
  • Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by your phone.
  • Stock nonperishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.
  • Use a NOAA weather radio (remember to replace its battery every 6 months).
  • Take first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.