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How do you stay safe during a hurricane?


September 13, 2021

Truck Driving in Flood Before a Hurricane:

  • Have a disaster plan
  • Board up windows
  • Bring in outdoor objects that could blow away
  • Know where all the evacuation routes are
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit for your home and car
    • Have enough food and water for at least three days
    • Include a first aid kit, canned food, and a can opener, bottled water, battery-operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water
  • Have some cash handy
    • Following a typhoon, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed
  • Make sure your car is filled with gasoline
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container
    • Create password-protected digital copies

During a Hurricane:

  • Stay away from low-lying and flood-prone areas
  • Always stay indoors during a typhoon as strong winds will blow things around
  • Leave mobile homes and go to a shelter
  • If your home isn’t on high ground, go to a shelter
  • If emergency managers say to evacuate, then do so immediately

After a Hurricane:

  • Stay indoors until it is safe to come out
  • Check for injured or trapped people without putting yourself in danger
  • Watch out for flooding that can sometimes happen after a typhoon
  • Do not attempt to drive in flooding water
  • Stay away from standing water
    • It may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines
  • Don’t drink tap water until officials say it’s safe to do so