Stay Safe: How to Prepare for a Hurricane in the USVI
September 1, 2017
As we all know hurricane season is here. Taking some precautions before a storm hits your area can help you and your loved ones be better prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way. The following is a guide of the steps you should take to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane in your area.
Know where to get your information
Making a plan ahead of time can help you stay on track during a storm. Knowing where to go in an emergency and how to contact your loved ones who are not with you can be a great help during the storm.
- Look up your local hurricane shelters
Announced as the storm gets closer
- Make a family communication plan
- Know where to get information during an emergency.
AM radio 1340 will have storm tracking information for St Thomas / St Croix
Remember you may not be able to keep food cold or cook for a while. Make sure you have food that can keep good and be easily prepared. Dried fruit, peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, soft drinks and pet foods. (Do not forget a can opener!)
- Can opener
- Pet food
- Flashlights and batteries
-Candles and matches
Make sure your pets have enough supplies to get through 1-2 weeks
- 2 Weeks of baby supplies (If you have an infant)
- Vitamins and Pedialyte
- Plastic storage containers
- Sanitation products
- Cleaning supplies
- Mosquito repellent
- Bucket and Towels
- Rain gear
- Sturdy Boots
- AM Radio
- Fire extinguisher
- Duct tape
We urge you to use your best judgement to stay safe during hurricanes. We hope this guide helps you prepare for storms this hurricane season. We are handing out hurricane preparedness guides at all St Thomas Doctors Choice Locations and discounting some of the important items your can use to prepare.