Preparing for a hurricane emergency

Safety & Security

Having the right emergency kit is essential during hurricanes or strong storms.

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Which preparation for a hurricane emergency is best?

A hurricane is a tropical storm that generates winds with speeds of up to 150 mph and can pour 2 trillion gallons of water on impacted areas per day.

The hurricane-preparation steps below are essential if you want be ready if or when one heads your way.

Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for a hurricane

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  • Be sure you are signed up for local emergency alert services.

  • Clear out any debris near your home and make sure you stow away any items like chairs or tables that could get blown around.

  • Keep sensitive documents and other valuables in a fireproof and waterproof safe.

  • Identify your local evacuation sites.

  • Practice an evacuation so that all members of your family know what to do if the worst happens.

You should make an emergency kit that contains the following

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Be sure to keep your bag in an easy-to-access place.

During a hurricane, you should follow these steps

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  • Stay inside if you are not told to evacuate.

  • Local authorities may instruct you to turn off utilities. If they do not, turn your refrigerator to its coldest setting.

  • If strong winds occur, take cover under a strong, sturdy object.

  • After a hurricane, stay inside until otherwise instructed by authorities. Take plenty of photos of any damage to property or belongings.

For a step-by-step guide, watch our video. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content to help you get the most out of your things. You can learn more about preparing for fires and any products you may need in this guide.

 

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