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”
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