June 1 marks the opening day of hurricane season. Below are tips you and your family should follow to prepare for the storm.
Preparing for the hurricane:
• Make sure flashlights, battery-powered lanterns and other sources of light are readily available. Make sure flashlights and radio batteries are fresh.
• Have an adequate supply of medicine, first aid supplies, and baby items.
• Keep at least a two weeks supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, batteries and firewood on hand.
• If prescriptions are essential, get them refilled in case of an extended power outage or extensive damage to the area.
• Have identification and documentation on hand, such as your social security card, driver’s license, birth certificate, and insurance information for your home, car, and life.
• Have an evacuation plan for you and your family in case of an extended power outage.
• Listen to weather forecasts and predictions for possible hurricanes.
We’ll do our best to avoid power outages but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. By taking the steps listed above, you can be prepared when storms strike. In the event of an outage, be sure to report it by calling 1-800-794-4423 and check our outage map at for the latest updates.