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Hurricane Checklist for FSIS Employees

The 2020 hurricane season is expected to be more active than a normal season. There are actions you can take now to be better prepared at home and at work.

Know Your Hurricane Risks

  • Hurricanes bring many hazards to coastlines and inland areas, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, strong winds, rip currents and large waves.
  • Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic Coasts? Contact your local government/ emergency management office to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area.

Make an Emergency Plan

  • For help visit https://www.ready.gov/plan.
  • Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your plan.
  • If anyone in your household is an individual with a disability identify if additional help may be needed during an emergency.
  • You may have to evacuate quickly due to a hurricane. Learn your evacuation routes and identify the best storm refuge available. If your community has shelters, verify now which will be open and operating during the pandemic.
  • Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning.

Gather Supplies

  • Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk.

Recognize Warnings and Alerts

  • Have several ways to receive alerts.
    • Download the FEMA app to receive alerts from the National Weather Service.
    • Sign up for community alerts in your area.

Review Important Documents

  • Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password protected digital space.

Strengthen Your Home

  • Declutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, consider hurricane shutters.

Get Tech Ready

  • Keep your cell phone charged when a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices to power electronics.

Get Work Ready

  • Make sure your supervisor has your current contact information and that your emergency contact information is up to date.
  • Make sure you have current contact information for your supervisor and other coworkers you may need to contact.
    • Keep a hard copy of the information along with electronic copies.
  • If you or your duty station is in the path of a hurricane communicate with your supervisor before the storm hits and report your status to your supervisor as soon as it is safe to do so after the storm passes. 

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Last Modified Jul 17, 2020