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Emergency Preparedness - Southold OEM
Have a plan for you and your family.
Know the hurricane risks in your area – learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area.
Learn about local sheltering plans, including the location of official shelters.
Make sure your emergency supplies kit is stocked and ready for use.
Have at least a one-week supply of medications on hand.
Obtain and store materials, such as plywood, necessary to properly secure your home.
Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
Close windows and keep a safe distance from them during the storm.
Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed of dead wood.
Review your insurance policy.
Determine where to move your boat in an emergency.
Fill your vehicles fuel tanks up.
Make plans now on what to do with your pets should you be required to evacuate your residence.
Individuals with special needs or others requiring more information should contact the Town's Emergency Management Office.
If you have an alternate source of energy like a generator make sure the fuel tank is full, you have an additional fuel supply and that it is in proper working order.
Have a Plan
Emergency Supply Kit
Weathering the Storm
After the Storm
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