ONE STORM DOWN, MORE TO GO
Elsa may not have been the storm to reckon all storms (at least she didn’t bring snow!) but every Islander knows that hurricane season will be upon us soon enough.
But for all our experience, many of us STILL leave it until the last second to prepare. There’s a reason we all comment on the crowded parking lots of every grocery store the day, or day of, impending weather. (we all have done it!)
So make this year the year you and your family can concentrate on planning activities for if the power goes out, instead of scrambling for supplies, with these easy tips:
- make a household emergency plan to help everyone know what to do in case of emergency;
- update your preparedness kits, including extra food, pet supplies, water, masks and hand sanitizer for five days;
- bring in or tie down furniture, play equipment, barbeques or anything that can become projectiles in high winds;
- ensuring adequate fuel supplies;
- replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; and
- keep up with the latest information from reliable sources
Islanders and visitors are encouraged to review their own preparedness plans on the provincial website now, and before every event.