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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted May 6, 2022

 

This week, Granville County Emergency Management encourages all residents to plan for the summer hurricane season by recognizing Hurricane Preparedness Week.
 
 
Hurricane season runs from June 1 – November 30 in North Carolina. Though not a coastal county, Granville is still susceptible to the effects of tropical storm systems. Locally, the highest risks come from tornadoes, damage from high sustained winds, and flooding.
 
 
Know the Basics
Learn the differences between hurricane categories and tropical storms/depressions from the National Hurricane Center.
 
 
Assemble Disaster Supplies
Do you have supplies in your home to keep you and your family safe for 1 week? If not, make sure you have food, water, gas, cash, prescriptions, batteries, phone chargers, and radios ready during hurricane season. Don’t forget to have these same supplies ready for your pets!
 
 
Strengthen Your Home
Take the time before hurricane season starts to make sure your home is not in need of repairs. Keep trees near your home trimmed and make sure you have a plan to secure loose outdoor items.
 
 
Get Information from Reliable Sources
Perhaps most importantly, make sure you are informed that an emergency can or is happening. Keep tabs on trusted local news sources (tv, radio, internet, newspapers), and follow NC Emergency Management and US National Weather Service Raleigh NC on social media.
 
 
Sign up for CodeRED Alerts
Granville County Emergency Management sends emergency notifications for free as phone calls, text messages, and emails using the CodeRED system. Sign up today to stay informed during an emergency.
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