09/11/18 — Now is the time to prepare

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Now is the time to prepare

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 11, 2018 2:11 PM

Be sure your emergency supply kits have enough bottled water and non-perishable food to sustain each family member for three to seven days. Include a weather radio, flashlight, extra batteries, toiletries, change of clothes, blankets or sleeping bag, rain gear and appropriate footwear. Also include cellphone charger, prescription medicines, copies of important documents, such as birth certificates and insurance policies.Know your evacuation route and find out where friends and loved ones will be and how to get in touch with them.Plan for your pets. Gather supplies for your pets and put them in an easily accessible container.Prepare your home. Clean out gutters and clear property of debris that could damage buildings in strong winds.Stay tuned to local news for the latest advisories from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center (NHC), as well as state and local emergency management officials.Download the Ready NC app or follow N.C. Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates and to learn how you can prepare for the storm.Enter story here...