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Hurricane Season is Here!

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Hurricane Season starts June 1st and forecasters can never predict the impact these storms will have on our communities. Here are some hurricane preparedness tips to help you before a storm approaches.

Create a Plan

  • Develop a safe evacuation plan with routes to the nearest local shelters, pet-friendly hotels, and hospitals
  • Follow evacuation orders from local officials

Prepare your Property

  • Declutter drains and gutters, trim trees, secure loose outdoor items & doors
  • Get to know your neighbors before an emergency strikes and share contact information
  • Review your insurance policy coverage
  • Learn more about flood insurance by visiting FloodSmart

Prepare your Financials

  • Open an emergency fund account
  • Check your expiration date on credit and debit cards
  • Make sure you have HFCU’s correct routing number (313183368) and your account number(s) to ensure the accuracy of Direct Deposit and other transactions

Put Together a Hurricane Essentials Kit

  • A three day supply of drinking water per person
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • First aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Medications
  • Baby Supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Copies of important papers
  • Clothing
  • Mobile phone chargers
  • Extra Cash
  • Blankets
  • Baby Supplies
  • Life Jackets

Download Helpful Apps

  • Make sure you download applications to your smartphone that can notify you and guide on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. The Red Cross has a Hurricane App available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store as well as a shelter finder app.
  • Safety and preparedness apps and online material -Hurricane Tracker, HurricanePro, Natural Disaster Monitor, FEMA, and GasBuddy apps.
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    American Red Cross
    NOAA National Weather Service