* Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge.
* At the beginning of hurricane season (June 1st), check your supplies, replace batteries and use food stocks on a rotating basis.
* During hurricane season, monitor the tropics.
* Monitor NOAA Weather Radio.
* If a storm threatens, heed the advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.
* Execute your family plan.