by Shirlian Queeley

When a Hurricane Watch is issued, it means that the hurricane is a threat but there is no certainty that it will hit the island. You must start preparing necessary supplies and securing your home. At this time, you should also:

* Fill your car with petrol and check your battery, water and oil.

* Check your flashlights, candles and lamps (have spare batteries, bulbs and matches).

* Listen to your Radio and TV constantly for weather reports.

* Locate your containers for storing drinking water and label them.

* Pack a survival kit.

* Make sure you have an adequate supply of any prescription medication you may be using.

* Organize your family. Ensure everyone knows the plan.

* Secure canned and non-perishable food.

* Make arrangements to have your pets cared for. If you plan to evacuate.

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