WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) encouraged all North Carolinians to prepare for potential storm impacts as officials monitor Hurricane Isaias and as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Tillis included additional information on his website at tillis.senate.gov.
Specifically, Senator Tillis urged North Carolinians to:
- Review their hurricane plan;
- Check their disaster kit;
- Review their evacuation plan; and
- Ensure they have the tools needed to stay informed.
“Due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever that North Carolinians be proactive in preparing for hurricane season and ensure they and their loved ones are prepared,” said Senator Tillis. “As Hurricane Isaias threatens to make landfall in North Carolina, I am working with state and local officials to monitor the storm and coordinating with federal partners to ensure we have the resources needed to help North Carolina families prepare.”
Senator Tillis provided additional information to help North Carolinians prepare for hurricane season:
- Check Your Disaster Kit: In addition to traditional items found in a preparedness kit, the CDC recommends also packing hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two cloth face coverings for each person.
- If possible, have your items delivered to avoid going to the store. If you do have to go to the store to prepare for a storm, follow the CDC’s tips on running essential errands.
- Review Your Evacuation Plan: Shelter locations may have been adjusted due to the pandemic. If you are planning to use an emergency shelter, check the location and follow these tips to make your stay even safer.
- Ensure you have also planned for your pets.
- Stay Informed: Make sure you know where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information.
For additional resources please visit readync.org, ready.gov and the Red Cross. You should also follow your county emergency management agency on social media and sign up for their alerts. You can find your local emergency management agency by clicking here.