Hurricane Season begins June 1 and concludes November 30. The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue and Emergency Management Department urges all of Oviedo's citizens to prepare for the season by developing a Family and/or Business Disaster Plan. The plan may include the following:
Have cash on hand; power outages cut access to ATMs and credit card authorization.
Purchase non-perishable food and drinks to last for at least a week, and a cooler.
One gallon of water per day is recommended for each family member.
Remember baby food, diapers and pet food for those family members.
Purchase disposable plates, cups and utensils.
Put important papers, birth certificates, passports, wills, etc. in water proof/fire proof containers.
Refill prescriptions and take stock of other medical supplies.
Make certain flashlights are working and extra batteries are available.
Purchase candles and matches.
If you have a generator also have extra fuel; never use the generator indoors or in an enclosed area. CO2 can kill.
For more information on a family disaster plan contact the City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Emergency Management Department