In today’s new normal, we are all at home more, but hopefully getting to know our neighbors during outdoor walks, even if it means staying six feet apart. It’s never been more important to check on neighbors who may have a tough time getting to the grocery store or have decided not to shop as they may be in a high-risk category for the Coronavirus.
The same generous attitude should be in place during hurricane season. If you’ve done a good job preparing for the season with a home inspection, preparedness kit and learning about evacuation routes, make sure that your neighbors are equally prepared. Exchange contact information and find out how you can help each other before and after a storm.
If you’re shopping for your disaster preparedness kit, check if your neighbors need you to pick up items for their kit. Share tips on your neighborhood social media page for staying safe before, during and after a hurricane.
After the storm, you may want to help your community through volunteer service. Check ready.gov/volunteer for a list of the most common volunteer organizations that provide disaster assistance services.
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