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Is Your Family Ready for a Hurricane or Other Disaster?

Flooding across a street in Newark DelawareWith a powerful hurricane coming toward the Eastern United States, and more tropical depressions in the Atlantic, now is a good time to think about weather preparedness. Check weather updates on local news, the National Hurricane Center website https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, or https://www.udel.edu/udaily/.  Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area; hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, etc.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

  1. Put together a plan, know where it is
  2. Consider specific needs in your household
  3. Fill out a family emergency plan document
  4. Practice

For University of Delaware specific information such as closings: https://www.udel.edu/udaily/.

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