Take the time now to review your hurricane preparations and Hurricane Action Plan. Follow storms as they occur.
The basic checklist for hurricane preparation includes:
· Have enough food and water for 72 hours
· monitor local broadcast networks for updates
· secure gates, doors and windows
· move yard furniture and secure trash cans, hanging plants and anything that can be picked up by wind
· check radio batteries
· fill vehicles with gas and park them away from trees
· Make sure downspouts are clear of debris and direct water away from your home.
· To protect against flooding caused by torrential rain, install a sump pump, backwater valve or backflow valve
· remove dead or diseased branches from trees to make them more wind resistant
· keep pets inside
· move any type of watercraft to high ground
Take care, follow precautions, and have a safe hurricane season 2016. for more information about hurricanes, contact Dan Stovel Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) at 902-542-9678 or email email@example.com.
KINGS COUNTY: Emergency management officials are advising residents in the Kings County Region to be prepared for the hurricane and tropical storm season which officially runs from June to November.
The most important preparation is to have a 72 hour kit on hand. 72 hour kits contain essential items needed by a family or household in an emergency. A detailed fact sheet about the kits can be found here.
Kings REMO has also prepared a fact sheet with information specific to hurricanes and tropical storms. The sheet details what to expect and what to do if a watch or warning is issued. The fact sheet can be found here.
Further public safety information can be found by visiting the Kings REMO site or through Public Safety Canada.
• Kings REMO: www.countyofkings.ca/information/remo.aspx
• Public Safety Canada: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/index-eng.aspx
Please take note of the Kings Region Emergency Measures Organization (REMO) information about flooding. You can download the PDF document here.