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Project Impact Hurricane Safety Tips

Before a Hurricane:

  • Buy battery-powered weather radio and learn local emergency station.
  • Learn meaning of watch-warning.
  • If in flood zone, purchase flood insurance.
  • Plan to secure/evacuate mobile home for adequate shelter.
  • Install storm shutters; store plywood to cover all window.
  • Remove branches, tall trees that may fall on house.
  • Prior to storm season stock extra food, batteries, jug drinking water.

During a Hurricane:

  • Listen to designated radio/TV, Emergency Alert System for emergency information/instructions.
  • Move valuables to upper floors in case of flood.
  • Secure/bring in outdoor furniture.
  • Close permanent shutters, cover all windows with plywood (taping windows does not prevent breakage).
    If staying:
  • Keep away from windows, doors, outside walls; do not open windows.
  • Bring pets inside.
    If evacuating:
  • Turn off water/electricity at main station; unplug appliances (do not touch if wet).
  • Do not leave pet(s) behind; take with you or to a pre-planned, safe location.
  • Avoid downed wires. Do not try to drive.
  • Moor boat away from other boats in protected area.
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