Today, Hurricane Preparedness Week is focused on being prepared. You need to develop a family plan and create a disaster supply kit. The plan should include knowing exactly where you will go to seek safe shelter as well as securing your home. And don’t forget to include your pets in your hurricane plan.
The hardest part of making a hurricane plan is just getting started. Fortunately, there are some excellent web sites out there to help in getting prepared. My favorites include http://www.floridadisaster.org/ from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml from the National Hurricane Center. Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County Emergency Management web sites also have excellent information on hurricane preparedness.