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Stay safe when Hurricane Sally lands by using the tips on this list!
September 16, 2020
Before a Hurricane
- Have a disaster plan.
- Board up windows.
- Bring in outdoor objects that could blow away.
- Know where all the evacuation routes are.
- Prepare a disaster supplies kit for your home and car. Have enough food and water for at least 3 days. Include a first aid kit, canned food and a can opener, bottled water, battery-operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and
- written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water.
- Have some cash handy. Following a hurricane, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed.
- Make sure your car is filled with gasoline.
- Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
During a Hurricane
- Stay away from low-lying and flood-prone areas.
- Always stay indoors during a hurricane as strong winds will blow things around.
- Leave mobile homes and to go to a shelter.
- If your home isn’t on higher ground, go to a shelter.
- If emergency managers say to evacuate, then do so immediately.
After a Hurricane
- Stay indoors until it is safe to come out.
- Check for injured or trapped people, without putting yourself in danger.
- Watch out for flooding which can happen after a hurricane.
- Do not attempt to drive in flooding water.
- Stay away from standing water. It may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
- Don’t drink tap water until officials say it’s safe to do so.
Source: FocusPoint International, September 2020 “EXTREME WEATHER WARNING”