Hurricane Matthew is coming towards Florida and it will affect the city of Miami. Experience shows that the best protection method is prevention, which is why we need to be ready for any eventuality.
National Hurricane Center Director, Rick Knabb, insisted that “you need to take this very seriously today and tomorrow. It’s not just a wind event. Heavy rainfall and inland flooding will become a bigger threat the closer this gets”.
Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor, said that no evacuation plans have yet been announced, but he urged residents to prepare for the storm right away. “If we do order evacuations, we will open shelters up in Miami-Dade County that can take care of you”.
Thus, we want to share some safety tips so our students and all members of San Ignacio University are prepared:
- Have an action plan. Create an evacuation plan in case of emergencies.
- Shelters. Identify the available shelters in your community.
- Provisions. Always have plenty of bottled water and canned foods
- Emergency kit. Assemble a first aid kit
- Protect your documents. Find a safe place for all your important papers, so they don’t get lost or ruined by the storm.
- Emergency supplies. Stock up on batteries, flashlights, a portable radio, and toiletries.
Stay tuned for Meteorological bulletins and instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that prevention is always the best safety plan.
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