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How to prepare for a hurricane: step by step instructions

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The destructive hurricane Irma is coming to Florida, according to forecasts, it will enter the territory of the state of September 10.

The residents of the region still have time to prepare, the portal compiled a detailed list of steps that need to be taken several hours before the hurricane collapses.

What to do when more than 36 hours are left before a hurricane:

  • Turn on the TV or radio to get the latest weather information and emergency instructions.
  • Collect or upgrade the alarm case. Include enough food and water to last for at least three days; drugs, flashlight, batteries, cash and first aid items.
  • Plan how to keep in touch with family members if electricity is lost in the region. For example, you can call, email, or use social networks. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually safer and faster than phone calls, because telephone lines are often overloaded.
  • Learn the evacuation plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly, so plan everything in advance.
  • Keep the car in working condition with a full tank; Pack changeable clothes and essentials in the car.

18-36 hours before the hurricane:

  • Bookmark the official website of your city or county on your computer and phone to have quick access to storm information updates and emergency instructions.
  • Transfer loose objects from the courtyard to the house or garage, because under the influence of wind during a hurricane they can become dangerous (for example, garden furniture, urns, decorative figurines, etc.); fix objects that are not safe to bring into the house (for example, gas cylinders, etc.) on the street; cut down trees close to the house that could cause damage to the building if dropped.
  • Close all windows of your house. Storm shutters are the safest option for this, but windows can also be hammered with boards or plywood.

6-18 hours before the hurricane:

  • Keep your TV or radio on, or check the official website of your city or county every 30 minutes to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Charge your mobile phone so that you have a full battery in case of a power outage.

6 hours before the hurricane:

  • If you are not in the area whose residents were recommended to be evacuated, stay at home or where you are and inform friends and family about your location.
  • Close the storm shutters and stay away from windows. Broken glass may cause injury.
  • Put the refrigerator and freezer in the coldest mode and open them only when necessary. In this case, when power is turned off, the food will last longer.
  • Keep your TV or radio on, or check the official website of your city or county every 30 minutes to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.

Read also on ForumDaily:

What to do if a hurricane caught you in the car

List of evacuation shelters in Florida counties

Hurricane of the highest category is coming to Florida: how to prepare

How to protect your home and wallet if you live in a hurricane zone

training Educational program Hurricane Irma
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