Thursday, November 2, 2017

As Hurricane Season Continues, Remember Storm Safety

By Laura Williams
This year's hurricane season has been devastating. In addition to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Hurricane Nate was the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 2017. According to The Weather Channel, this is the first time that's happened in a single hurricane season since 2005. 

The Atlantic hurricane season normally lasts through the end of November. As devastating as these events have been, it's important to be prepared, no matter where you live. 

One of our partners, Liberty Mutual Insurance, has put together several guides on their MasterThis site to help you learn what to do before, during and after a storm. We'd like to share a few of them with you:
  • Prepare a Storm Safety Plan 
    Set up a storm safety plan so you and your family know where to go, what to do, and who to call in a worst-case scenario. 
  • Create a Storm Emergency Kit 
    Keep a well-stocked hurricane emergency kit at home in case of a storm. A few must-have items to include: first aid supplies, emergency blankets, flashlights, and trash bags.
  • Know What to Do After a Storm 
    It's a good idea to brush up on these key safety do's and don'ts so you’re prepared if a hurricane impacts your area.
Visit this MasterKit site for more storm safety tips. Additionally, if you’d like to help those who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes, here are a few ways you can make a difference:
  1. Donate through CUAid to support those across the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
  2. Donate through WOCCU's Caribbean Aid Fund to support those across the Caribbean.
  3. Spread the word for hurricane relief options with these social media graphics.