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Steps to follow:

Hurricane warning

Hurricane warning = Announcement indicating the possibility of hurricane conditions in next 36 hours.

  • Follow the eviction / evacuation orders if directed by your local authorities.
  • text, or use social networks to report and keep in touch with family and friends.
  • Follow hurricane preparedness recommendations, depending on when the storm is expected to pass and the projected impact for your area

What to do 6 hours before a hurricane arrives?

  • If you are in an area that has no eviction / evacuate, stay at home or wherever you are and tell your friends and family.
  • Close the window blinds and stay away from them. Broken window panes could cause personal injury.
  • Keep the refrigerator or freezer in the coldest position and open only when necessary. If electricity is going, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to check the temperature of the food when the power is restored.
  • Turn on your TV / radio or a local news website. You will get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

  • Prepare or update your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash and first aid supplies.
  • Plan how you will communicate with family members, in case electricity goes out in your area or are not in the same place when the hurricane hits. For example, you can call, send a text message, email, or use social networks. Remember that in the event of a disaster, text messaging is often faster and more reliable than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.
  • Review the eviction / evacuation plan with your family . You may have to evacuate quickly so plan ahead.
  • Keep your car in good condition and the gas tank full. Have emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

After a hurricane

  • Adam Floyd