Hurricane Season Beginning In June And Ending In September

Dated: June 23 2017

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Hurricane Survival Tips 

Before the hurricane

  • Understand the storm risks to your area

  • Plan possible evacuation routes

  • Check the location of shelters

  • Review home and flood insurance policies

  • Develop an emergency communication plan for your family

  • Designate an out-of-state friend or relative as an emergency contact

  • Check emergency equipment such as flashlights, portable radios, and cell phones

When a hurricane watch is issued

  • Monitor storm progress on TV, radio, and NOAA Weather Radio

  • Check supply of batteries

  • Fuel vehicles

  • Check supplies of nonperishable foods. Include a manual can opener!

  • Check supply of prescription drugs and first aid items

  • Make sure you have an adequate supply of pet food

  • Collect copies of valuable papers, including insurance policies

  • Review family evacuation and communication plans

  • Have extra cash on hand

  • Bring inside any objects that might be blown around by storm winds

When a hurricane warning is issued

  • Store fresh drinking water in bathtubs, bottles, jugs, and pots

  • Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings

  • Closely monitor radio, TV, and NOAA Weather Radio

  • Store valuables in waterproof containers

  • Follow instructions of local officials. Leave if instructed to do so!

If evacuating

  • Leave as soon as possible

  • Secure your home: unplug appliances, turn off electricity, propane, and main water valve

  • Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going

  • Bring extra clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items, required medications, games, toys, and books, as well as important papers

If staying home

  • Stay inside and away from doors, windows, and skylights

  • Fill bathtub with water and open refrigerator only when necessary

  • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to limit damage when power is restored

  • Use only battery operated lights. DO NOT use candles or open flames!

When a hurricane strikes

  • Stay away from windows, even if they are covered

  • Brace all exterior doors and close all interior doors

  • Go to a small interior room, such as a bathroom or closet for maximum protection

  • Do not go outside if the storm “eye” passes overhead. Hurricane force winds will soon return.

After the storm

  • Stay away from downed, loose or dangling electric lines and report them to authorities

  • Make sure tap water is not contaminated before drinking or using it for cooking

  • Drive ONLY if absolutely necessary

  • Take pictures of damaged surroundings for insurance purposes

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