The City of Orlando has its eye on Hurricane Matthew, expected to hit Florida at the end of this week.
Even though the storm’s path isn’t certain yet, they’re urging residents to prepare – including making disaster kits and cementing plans in case of a disaster.
Mayor Buddy Dyer said it was important for all residents to be prepared for the sake of their safety and that of their family members.
“I want to encourage all our residents, visitors and businesses to closely monitor hurricane Matthew and use today and tomorrow to prepare yourselves, your family and your employees for potential landfall of,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “It is our goal at the City of Orlando to protect our residents and businesses, to prevent loss of life and to minimize damage caused by hurricanes.”
The city goes on to recommend a disaster kit, including available water up to a gallon per person in the household, a three-day supply of food, any necessary medications, batteries and a radio. They advise residents to keep the things they’d need the most in a container in the case that an evacuation happens.
For more information, visit http://cityoforlando.net/emergency/prepared.