Disaster Resources – Florence

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The potential for severe impacts from Hurricane Florence is becoming more and more imminent for our area. Please act now to make preparations for your homes, animals, and farms. Below are several resources to help.
NC Extension Specialists have developed a simple Hurricane Preparedness factsheet to help you prepare your home, family, and property. Be sure to review these prior to the event.
In advance of the storm be sure to download the ReadyNC app for real-time storm information. Sign up for text alerts from Currituck Emergency Management by texting FLO2018 to 888-777.
Help your family prepare emotionally for the storm using information found on this factsheet.
Beekeepers – NC Extension Specialists have shared tips on how to prepare your hives.
Farmers – be sure your emergency plan is in place. A template and resources are available.
Horse owners – prepare your farms and animals for the storm using this resource.
Pet owners – this resource can assist with preparing your pets for disaster.
Prepare your important records using the advice found in this factsheet.
If you are intending to evacuate, here is some outstanding information on safe evacuation. If you are unable to evacuate, be sure you have a disaster kit for staying home and establish a safe place in your home to ride out the storm.
Safe handling of food is critically important during prolonged power outages. Resources on food safety from NC Extension Specialists are available.
Check the National Hurricane Center for up to date information on the storm.
Review the resources now on what to do after the event. The video series has much helpful after event information as well.
Stay Safe!
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