Saturday, July 22, 2006

What do you do when a Hurricane Warning is Issued

In the case of a Hurricane Warning pay attention and "Listen" to the advice of local officials, and leave if they tell you to do so.
Complete preparation activities.
If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
If you have hurricane storm panels you may want to put them up if you haven't already.
Be aware that the calm "eye" is deceptive; the storm is not over. The worst part of the storm will happen once the eye passes over and the winds blow from the opposite direction. Trees, shrubs, buildings, and other objects damaged by the first winds can be broken or destroyed by the second winds.
Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over.
Fiberglass storm panels can also protect your window from flying debris caused by tornadoes.
Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.
Stay away from flood waters. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and climb to higher ground.

Next I will discuss What to Do After a Hurricane Is Over

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