Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

With hurricane season among us, it is important that team members remember to stay prepared at work and at home in case of an emergency.  

Hurricanes are known to be one of the most destructive natural phenomena. These massive storms produce torrential rains and disastrous winds that have the potential to destroy entire communities. Due to their dangerous nature, coastal residents should remain prepared in the event that a hurricane unfolds.

To stay safe this hurricane season, team members should practice the following tips:

  • Know your evacuation route at work and develop an evacuation plan for home.
  • Have an emergency supply kit with items, such as a first aid kit, non-perishable foods, water, medication, batteries, flashlights, rain gear, important documents, maps and more.
  • If severe weather is approaching, be ready to secure your home by boarding up your windows and minimizing outdoor items that could become flying objects.
  • If a storm comes into fruition, listen to local authorities on the radio or television for instructions, and follow those directions.
  • Remember, hurricane season began on Thursday, June 1 and will continue until Thursday, Nov. 30.

Vice President of Emergency Management, Security and General Services of Boyd Gaming Stan Smith, emphasizes the importance of hurricane preparedness. “We cannot stop natural disasters, however, we can equip ourselves with the knowledge to help us prepare for one with a natural disaster plan,” said Smith. “Please join me in creating a natural disaster plan for you and your family.”

Smith encourages team members to learn more about hurricane safety by visiting www.ready.gov or www.redcross.org.

For assistance, resources and additional tips, team members may contact Emergency Management who closely monitors the weather. They can be reached at (702) 792-7228.