June 1 is the official start of hurricane season. Are you prepared? There are three key points of any preparedness program:
- Make a plan – Know what are you going to do when a disaster strikes.
- Be informed – How are you going to receive information before, during, and after a disaster?
- Build a kit – Have at least three days worth of supplies / food on hand.
In the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana we are in week three of Episcopal Relief and Development’s “A Season of Resilience”. What we like about this program is that it breaks down those three key points of preparedness into manageable tasks. Below you will find a list of things to do and items to add to your emergency kit this week.
Don’t panic if you have not gotten started yet. However, we do urge you take some time before hurricane season really becomes active to prepare yourself and family for whatever disaster may come your way (not just hurricanes).
- Read Preparing for Hurricane Season 2016 – Things to do the First Week of May
- Read Preparing for Hurricane Season 2016 – Things to do the Second Week of May
- Click here to download a PDF of the full Episcopal Relief and Development’s “A Season of Resilience” guide.
- You can download the A Season of Resilience Social Media Graphics Zip File here.
- Click here for more resources on preparing your congregation and family for disasters on our Disaster Preparedness page.