Prepare for a storm


Complete your storm preparedness checklist

Complete your storm preparedness checklist to ensure that your family is safe and prepared to ride out the storm.

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Make an emergency and communications plan

Having a plan in place in case of an emergency can ensure that your family is on the same page and operates in a way that maximizes their safety. Take the time to establish an emergency plan with your family.

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Prepare your emergency kit and supplies

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Take a look at our storm preparation checklist to help you get prepared.

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Protect your property

During severe weather, your home may endure brutal conditions that could potentially damage your property. Take the time to prepare your home for the storm by doing thinks like reviewing your home and car insurance policies, sealing windows and doors, removing flowerpots and other yard decorations and checking to see if your storm shutters are in working condition.

Backup critical documents and information

Important files should be saved and backed up to prevent the loss of important information in the event of an outage. If you have paper copies of important documents, consider scanning and saving them digitally.

Plan for your pets and animals

Have plans for your pet in case of extreme weather. You may not be able to take them to a public shelter with you, so you need to prepare for their care.

Plan for evacuation

Having a plan in place for how your family will evacuate before severe weather strikes can greatly increase the speed and efficiency in which you are able to get your family to safety. Sit down and talk it over with your family and plan every step of the evacuation so that when the time comes, your family is ready to act.

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Emergency and Community mobile apps

Hurricane by the American Red Cross

Be ready for severe weather with this app from the American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in the storm’s track and in your area, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe.

FEMA App

This app includes preparedness tips, emergency kit checklists, recovery and safety information, a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center location map and ways you can get involved before and after a disaster.

Nextdoor

Connect and communicate with your neighbors and help each other stay safe during and after an emergency or disaster.

Reliant Storm Preparedness tips and checklist sheet.

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