Here are some tips to stay prepared for this upcoming 2021 Hurricane season

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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane,” The National Hurricane Center said.
Laura is expected to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning along the Louisiana-Texas border. (NOAA via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)-  The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is reaching its peak and will end November 30, 2021. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook predicting an above-average season.

As storms approach the United States, take time this week to prepare your homes, families, and neighbors.

2021 Hurricane Preparedness Tips:

  • Discuss the latest CDC guidance on COVID-19 and how it may affect your hurricane planning efforts.
  • Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes.
  • Don’t forget a plan for your pets!
  • Restock your emergency supply kit with the necessary items.
  • Have a 3 day supply of water and food for each person in your household.
  • Include medication, disinfectant supplies, face coverings, personal hygiene items, personal identification, and pet supplies in your kit.
  • Make sure your home is prepared.
  • Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs.
  • Secure loose items and clear gutters.
  • Fuel your vehicles, generators, and gas cans. Consider purchasing a portable generator and additional gas cans.
  • Check your insurance coverage. Keep a copy with you – paper or electronic.

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