Hurricane season preparation tips
WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. — For another year we got to see our very own Erica Murphy and the director of emergency services in Wicomico County, David Shipley, on the desk for Good Morning Delmarva.
This morning Erica and David spoke about the upcoming hurricane season and how Wicomico Co. residents should prepare themselves. Shipley told us that hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th, a six month time frame.
Shipley says you should also have a plan of action when a natural disaster strikes. Putting an emphasis on having an emergency supply kit; this should have three days of supplies and should include: non-perishable foods and water. He also warns pet-owners to please have food for your pet in case of an emergency.
Shipley also mentioned that residents should invest into buying a NOAA weather radio. The radio gives you real-time information about severe weather events like hurricanes.
Shipley wants residents in Wicomico Co. to also recognize if they are in “Evacuation Zones.” If you are, he then wants residents to figure out where they’d go in the case of a severe weather emergency? This will help further keep residents safe and prepared when a severe weather event like a hurricane is expected to come into the area.
For more information on how to prepare for hurricanes and other severe weather events, logon to www.wicomicocounty.org/es and to see if your area will be affected by severe weather, search ‘Know Your Zone’ at mema.maryland.gov.