RALEIGH — As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Arthur approaches, Wake County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits.
Resources can be found on ReadyWake!, a guide developed by county officials to help residents survive and recover from emergencies, such as hurricanes.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November.
ReadyWake! addresses a wide range of emergencies, and provides instructions and resources such as:
•Creating an emergency kit for the home
•Preparing an emergency evacuation plan for your family
•Listing contact information for emergency medical care services, as well as local, state and federal agencies
ReadyWake! also provides a hurricane checklist of items that may prove to be essential following a storm.
Just a few of the many items listed are food, kitchen supplies, items for infants and prescription medicines.
Having an emergency kit ready will make survival during a storm much easier.
“No part of the state is immune from a hurricane’s impacts,” said Josh Creighton, Emergency Management Director. “We want to ensure that our Wake County residents understand that hurricanes and even tropical storms can cause severe winds, flooding and property damage here.”
To view the website in English or Spanish, go to readywake.com. @ReadyWake can also be followed on Twitter.