Citizens urged to prepare for hurricanes; build a kit, make a plan, stay informed

 by Heather Brown, deputy emergency coordinator and Terrence J. McGregor, chief of emergency services

LANCASTER—The peak of hurricane season will be upon the region soon and it is easy to become complacent, as there have been several years without a significant impact from a tropical system. 

Preparing for a hurricane is similar to preparing for any emergency and just takes a few simple actions. Make a kit with emergency supplies. Make a plan for the family to follow when the disaster hits, including what to do and where to go. Knowing how to stay informed about the situation is equally as important. These are actions residents should take before a storm to protect themselves and their family. 

Disaster kits vary depending on the needs of the family. They typically only require common household items. 

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