Hurricane Preparedness - During the Storm

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If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

  • Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials.
     
  • Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows.
     
  • Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room.
     
  • If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
     
  • If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.
     
  • Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source.
     
  • Avoid using the phone and do not take a bath or shower during the storm.
     
  • Fight the temptation to go outside during the “eye of the storm”. There’s only a brief period of calm before hurricane force winds return.
     
  • Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress.
     
  • Keep animals in their carriers.