Are You Ready For The Storm?

June 1, 2024

As June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season in Florida, it’s essential to be proactive and prepared for potential storms. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe and ready.

Hurricane season in Florida typically runs from June 1st to November 30th. During this time, tropical storms and hurricanes can bring strong winds, heavy rain, flooding, and other hazards to our region.

Stay Informed:
Stay informed about weather forecasts and hurricane advisories issued by the National Hurricane Center and local authorities. Keep track of storm updates through reliable sources such as the National Weather Service and local news channels.

Create a Hurricane Preparedness Plan:
Develop a comprehensive hurricane preparedness plan for your family and home. This plan should include evacuation routes, emergency contacts, and a supply kit with essential items such as non-perishable food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, and first aid supplies.

Secure Your Home:
Take preventive measures to secure your home and property against hurricane damage. Trim trees and branches, reinforce windows and doors, and secure loose outdoor items. Consider investing in storm shutters or plywood to protect windows during storms.

Evacuation Planning:
Know your evacuation zone and plan accordingly. Have a designated meeting place for family members in case of separation during an evacuation. Prepare your vehicle with a full tank of gas and emergency supplies if evacuation becomes necessary.

Stay Connected:
Stay connected with family, friends, and neighbors throughout hurricane season. Check on elderly or vulnerable neighbors to ensure they have the necessary supplies and support.

After the Storm:
After a hurricane passes, exercise caution when returning home and assessing the damage. Avoid flooded areas, downed power lines, and unstable structures. Follow guidance from local authorities regarding re-entry and recovery efforts.

By taking proactive steps and staying informed, you can better prepare yourself and your family for the uncertainties of hurricane season. Remember, preparedness is key to staying safe and resilient in the face of adversity.

At Catholic Health Services, we’re prepared! We have taken every precaution to make sure all our nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals and assisted living facilities remain safe.

We have installed custom generators in every medical campus that EXCEED government regulations.

All our services will remain 100% powered ON during and after any emergency or storm. Our priority is to ensure yours or your loved one’s safety, comfort and peace of mind.

You can trust Catholic Health Services Always ON protection!