Staying safe after a storm
Dealing with wind or water damage to your home caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, or other severe storms can be both difficult and dangerous. Here are some tips on how keep your family safe and begin to get your life back together after a storm hits.
Staying Safe After a Storm
- Listen to the radio for advisories and other instructions.
- Do not venture outside until it has been declared safe to do so.
- Stay away from downed power lines and avoid standing water or metal objects near downed wires.
- Leave and do not enter buildings that have sustained structural damage.
- Stay away from damaged trees and dangling or broken limbs.
- Do not swim or wade in flood waters.
- Check on neighbors, especially those who are elderly or disabled.
- Watch out for snakes or other wild animals.
- Turn the gas off at the meter if you smell gas.
- Do not drive unless absolutely necessary.
- If you must drive, watch for undermined roads and damaged bridges.
- Do not attempt to drive through flooded streets or bridges.
- Avoid using candles or other open flames indoors.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy at all times.
- Test battery powered smoke and CO alarms.
- Make sure your sewer system is working before flushing toilets.
- Keep pets indoors and use a leash when taking them outside.
- Operate generators outdoors in the open away from windows and doors.
- Don’t eat perishable food that has warmed to over 40° F.
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