The hurricane season is now underway, and forecasters are warning of possible ferocious storms again this year. The Add NAME Fire Department urges all residents to prepare now, just in case.

The American Red Cross urges you to assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit including the following items:

First aid kit with essential medications
Canned food and a manual can opener
At least 3 gallons of water per household member
Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags
Battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you will need a professional to turn them back on).
Prepare a hurricane evacuation route, if authorities order you to evacuate

For more Hurricane Preparation information, please visit the

American Red Cross of Suffolk County  

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management and click on Emergency management