Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season
After a hurricane season in 2012 that impacted virtually the entire eastern US, experts have forecasted roughly 50 percent more storm activity this year compared to an average season. Hurricane season officially started on June 1st, so the time to prepare is now.
First, develop a family emergency plan that includes what to do, who to call, where to go and what supplies to take with you if your family must evacuate.
Keep phones, tablets, laptops, batteries, chargers and other equipment in dry, accessible locations like re-sealable plastic bags. And, have car chargers available to charge devices while on the road.
Take photos/videos of personal possessions for insurance purposes and save them to an online file storage site such as Verizon Cloud in case of computer/wireless damage.
Apps, such as the Disaster Readiness Guide contain helpful in-case-of-emergency information that is available without the need for an Internet connection.
Find additional Verizon tips here that can help you prepare for and stay connected in the event of an emergency.