How to Prepare your Self for a Hurricane

By: Pacific Disaster

How to Prepare your Self for a Hurricane


The basic things to do:

  • Listen to local radio stations for official Civil Defense announcements and instructions.
  • Evacuate, when advised, to sturdy buildings or public shelters.
  • During a warning when sirens sound, cover windows with boards or tape.
  • Secure loose objects that may blow away, such as outdoor furniture.
  • Leave areas that may flood.
  • Stay indoors during high winds; stay away from windows.
  • Keep away from exterior walls and doors.
  • 'Be aware,' the calm 'eye' of the hurricane is deceptive.
  • Turn off water/electricity at the main source to the house.
  • Unplug all appliances.

Preparations

  • Have a chosen meeting location that is somewhere other than your home.
  • Have an evacuation and disaster kit ready that includes a radio and batteries.
  • Prepare a personal evacuation plan
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit
  • Have Flood Insurance.
  • Install Hurricane storm shutters or precut lumber for windows.
  • Remove branches and small trees that may fall on the house.
  • Stock extra food, batteries and drinking water.

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