As Hurricane Ian approaches the west coast of Florida, more than 2 million people have already evacuated. The storm comes less than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona barreled through Puerto Rico in what was, until that point, a relatively quiet hurricane season.
It's easy to feel powerless while facing natural disasters of such epic proportions. Although evacuating early is the only true way to avoid these dangerous storms completely, it isn't always an option for everyone; however, you can take measures to protect your home and family. Stacker consulted official recommendations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Red Cross, and other experts to compile this comprehensive list of steps you should take to prepare for and recover from a hurricane.
Take the following steps to ensure you have everything you need the next time disaster strikes—and to ensure you're able to return home, assess the damage, and begin to rebuild while staying safe. Remember: Even after the weather itself clears, the negative effects of a hurricane often linger.
From emergency supply kits to reporting losses, keep reading for 30 ways to prepare for and recover from hurricanes.
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