WLOX Editorial: Prepare now for hurricane season

Hurricane season, the time of year when we watch the tropics for storms and hurricanes, begins June 1st.  Now is the time to prepare in case a storm heads our way.

Do you have wind and flood insurance for your property? Do you have a family evacuation plan? Is your supply kit stocked with at least three days worth of food and water? Do you have first aid supplies? What about emergency lighting needs like flashlights, batteries and lanterns? Do you have boards or shutters ready to install to protect your home? Do you have an emergency contact person outside of our region who knows your plans should a storm head this way?

The 2013 season was quite calm for us. But we know we can't count on calm hurricane seasons every year. Plan now, so that you are ready should a storm threaten us.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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