CAY HILL–Ana was the first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and it formed outside the season which officially starts on tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1. The sub-tropical storm formed May 22 near Bermuda and dissipated the next day. This is the seventh consecutive year a named storm formed prior to the start of the season.
The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said this is a stark reminder that residents and businesses must plan ahead and be prepared. This is the time to review disaster kits and for restocking essentials. The kit should have non-perishable food, water, medicine, baby supplies, sanitation items, first-aid kit, and extra cash among other items. The kit should be able to support the household for a minimum of seven days after a hurricane.
It is also time to check on home and automobile insurance and to compile important documents in a waterproof bag.
Home and business owners should trim tree branches and cut dead or weak branches on any trees on your property, clean yard, put away light items, and check your roof and storm shutters to make sure they are secure and are in working order.