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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
659 AM EDT SAT MAY 19 2018  
   
..HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2018
 
 
ALL WEEK LONG THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED INFORMATIVE  
MESSAGES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE HURRICANE SEASON. TODAY'S  
TOPIC, THE FINAL IN THE SERIES FOR THIS YEAR'S HURRICANE  
PREPAREDNESS WEEK, IS COMPLETE YOUR WRITTEN HURRICANE PLAN.  
 
THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE IS BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS, WHEN  
YOU HAVE THE TIME AND ARE NOT UNDER PRESSURE. IF YOU WAIT UNTIL A  
HURRICANE IS ON YOUR DOORSTEP, THE ODDS ARE THAT YOU WILL BE UNDER  
DURESS AND WILL MAKE THE WRONG DECISIONS. TAKE THE TIME NOW TO WRITE  
DOWN YOUR HURRICANE PLAN. KNOW WHERE YOU WILL RIDE OUT THE STORM AND  
GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE STANDING IN LONG LINES  
WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED. THOSE SUPPLIES THAT YOU NEED WILL  
PROBABLY BE SOLD OUT BY THE TIME YOU REACH THE FRONT OF THE LINE.  
BEING PREPARED, BEFORE A HURRICANE THREATENS, MAKES YOU RESILIENT TO  
THE HURRICANE IMPACTS OF WIND AND WATER. IT WILL MEAN THE DIFFERENCE  
BETWEEN YOUR BEING A HURRICANE VICTIM AND A HURRICANE SURVIVOR.  
 
HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLETING A WRITTEN HURRICANE  
PLAN:  
* WRITING DOWN YOUR PLAN WILL ENSURE YOU DON'T MAKE MISTAKES WHEN  
FACED WITH AN EMERGENCY.  
* DOCUMENT ALL OF YOUR VALUABLES AND POSSESSIONS WITH A CAMERA OR  
VIDEO CAMERA WELL BEFORE THE STORM.  
* GATHER ALL VITAL DOCUMENTS, LIKE PASSPORTS AND MEDICAL RECORDS, AND  
PUT THEM SOMEWHERE THAT YOU CAN QUICKLY ACCESS.  
* MAKE PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS A FAMILY AFFAIR TO ENSURE EVERYONE  
KNOWS WHAT TO DO.  
* DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR PETS IN YOUR PLAN.  
* EVERY PLAN SHOULD INCLUDE GATHERING NON-PERISHABLE EMERGENCY  
SUPPLIES AND ASSEMBLING A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT.  
* SHARE YOUR PLAN WITH OTHERS IN YOUR FAMILY, AND HAVE AN  
OUT-OF-STATE FRIEND AS A FAMILY CONTACT WHO KNOWS YOUR PLAN AND  
WHERE YOU WILL GO DURING A DISASTER, SO ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS  
HAVE A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT.  
 
TO MAKE DEVELOPING YOUR FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN EASY, BE SURE TO  
DOWNLOAD A FREE TEMPLATE THAT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT  
HTTP://READYNC.ORG.  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS, PLEASE VISIT THE  
FOLLOWING WEB SITES:  
* HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/PREPARE  
* HTTP://WWW.READYNC.ORG  
 

 
 
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