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WHEN A HURRICANE IS HEADED YOUR WAY….
The storm season is upon us and since there is usually a public warning,
anyone who may be in the path of a hurricane should be ready. Careful
preparation and planning before a storm arrives will help minimize damage, loss
and grief. The following is a short listing of what could be done to prepare
yourself and your family during this season.
- Obtain information on flood zones and evacuation shelters. In some areas,
these can be found in your telephone book.
- Plan an evacuation route to the nearest shelter or "safe" area and
keep a map handy. During emergencies, shelter locations may also be announced on
- Replenish emergency kits and supplies.
- Secure important documents from possible damage or move them to a safe
- Develop a list of important phone numbers.
- Develop a plan to secure loose objects around the house; trim branches and
trees if possible.
- Ensure that your pets have collars and identification tags.
PRIOR TO THE HURRICANE:
- Secure all loose objects outdoors.
- Secure all windows using plywood.
- Fill your vehicle with fuel.
- Charge all batteries (i.e., phone, lamps, flashlights, radios, etc.).
- Listen to the emergency broadcasts of the storm.
- Be prepared to evacuate and transport emergency supplies, kits and clothing
to a predetermined location.
DURING A HURRICANE:
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AND KIT
- Stay indoors and away from windows. Keep to the center of the building on
the ground level.
- Listen to the emergency broadcast on the radio or television.
- Turn off all electrical devices and appliances that are not needed.
- Stay away from coastal waters, rivers, streams and other areas where
flooding may occur.
- Do not try to cross flooded areas with your vehicle.
- Listen for instructions from emergency officials when the storm is over.
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