Hurricane Season Nears

As summer approaches, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative employees gear up for hurricane season by ordering extra supplies and reviewing response plans. WEC members can prepare similarly by following these tips:

  • Purchase a weather radio. This will keep you informed of the latest watches and warnings as a tropical system approaches.
  • Create an evacuation plan – especially if you live in flood-prone areas. Tell family members or friends where you plan to stay during evacuation.
  • If you opt to stay home during a hurricane, prepare an emergency kit. Kits should include water, nonperishable food items, batteries, flashlights, medications and other items.
  • Before a storm, protect your home by installing storm shutters or boarding up windows. Trim large limbs that could fall and damage your home or vehicles.
  • Clean gutters to prevent unnecessary flooding.
  • Update important documents, like insurance information, in case they are needed for emergency response.