Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Memorial Day weekend ushered in the beginning of summer, and the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. If you only had minutes to flee your home before a tropical storm or a hurricane hit, what would you grab as you ran out the door? Pets? Photos? A beloved family heirloom? Most likely the very items you need to rebuild your life after a disaster, like medical and financial records, weren't at the top of that list.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been delivering emergency relief to disaster survivors around the world since 1992, and offers this four-point checklist to help you provide for the safety and security of yourself and your loved ones in the time of an emergency.
Whether you live along the hurricane corridor of the East Coast, tornado alley in the Heartland, or near an earthquake zone in the West, taking a few simple steps in advance can make a critical difference in keeping you and your family safe.