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PRIOR TO A HURRICANE SEASON OR BEFORE A WATCH
- Know the elevation above mean sea level of your home or place of
- Familiarize yourself with past Flooding in your area.
- If you live in a mobile home, pre-arrange for shelter.
- See that mobile homes are tied down according to regulations; but do not
plan to stay in a mobile home.
- Check your insurance coverage including flood insurance.
- Trim trees endangering homes and power lines.
- Discuss and prepare a family plan for your family.
This does not mean that hurricane conditions are imminent, but there is a real possibility that a hurricane will threaten the area within 24 hours. Recommended action and supplies you should have on hand are:
- Transistor radio and flashlights with spare batteries.
- Candles, lamps and matches.
- Non-perishable foods, canned goods and water containers.
- Materials such as boards, lumber and tape for boarding up windows and
other glass openings.
- Gas up your automobile.
- Prepare to moor your boat or move it to a safer shelter.
- Move or tie down movable objects, garbage cans, boards, signs, etc..
- Have a supply of special items such as medicines, baby food, diapers, etc..
- Arrange for keeping of pets.
- Have an axe or wrecking bar in your house.
- Plan for safe storage or safe transportation of valuables such as jewelry,
legal papers, prized photos, etc..
- Monitor progress of storm by radio or television.
A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours. Take the following action immediately:
- Board up large windows. Tape may help against shattering.
- Move all loose objects from house.
Persons in mobile homes and in homes in areas likely to be flooded should move to a safe location. Instructions will be given by Emergency Management Bulletins.
- Move in plenty of time while all routes are accessible.
- Take clothing, special medicines and foods.
- Turn off electricity, gas and water in your home.
- Move furniture away from doors and windows.
- Check local evacuation routes.
- Shelter assembly points will be announced.
IF YOU STAY AT HOME
- Fill containers, bathtubs, etc. with water.
- Stay indoors on downwind side of house away from windows
and glass doors. Strongest winds will come from somewhere
between north and southeast directions.
- Beware of the eye of the hurricane. Do no be fooled by a
lull in the wind since high winds may return from the
AFTER THE STORM
Frequently persons who have weathered or survived a storm, venture outside and are electrocuted by downed power lines.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- Do not touch or go near fallen utility lines.
- Make sure to see where you are walking. If it's dark stay
inside; or if water remains, take no chances wading unless
- Drive with extreme caution especially where roads are still
- Poisonous snakes or insects are always a threat in this area
during the post-storm clean-up.
- Guard against spoiled food, contaminated water, and fires.
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