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Be hurricane-smart — Get the facts

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on August 27, 2012

Be hurricane-smart — Get the factsBe hurricane-smart — Get the facts

As we are in the middle of Hurricane Season 2012 and Hurricane ISAAC has left its destruction behind in Southern Florida and is headed to New Orleans, below is some insider information about Hurricanes from http://www.Travelers.com:

You might have heard that taping a big “X” on your windows will protect them and keep you safe in a hurricane. Actually, that “X” will not protect your windows from being shattered by the wind.

You only need to protect the windows facing the water. WRONG..All windows and glass doors should be secured to guard against high winds and flying objects.

If you lean against a window or door, you can keep it from blowing inward. WRONG.. Not a good idea. You are putting yourself in danger remaining in front of windows and doors.

You may have heard that opening windows will alleviate pressure.  No. Stay away from windows and keep them shut.

The biggest myth is that “it won’t happen here.”  Although all of us hope we will not be affected by a hurricane, it is always safer for you, your family, and business to be prepared.

Are you ready for a hurricane?
A watch is just that – meteorologists are watching a storm with hurricane conditions that may strike within 48 hours.

A warning is more serious – hurricane force winds (74 mph or higher) are expected to hit your area within 36 hours.

With either type of alert, it is important to be prepared. What you do beforehand can determine how well you weather the storm and recover from it. Here are some preparation tips:

Prepare a survival kit that includes water and non-perishable food for everyone including your pets; a portable radio; flashlights and batteries.
Plan your evacuation route and make sure you leave as soon as an evacuation order is issued. Also, please be sure to fuel up your car before you leave.
Make sure you have car chargers for your cell phones and portable devices.
Close storm shutters and board up all windows and glass doors.

Secure all outdoor objects or move them inside.
Bring in gas or charcoal grills, but do not use them inside or even store propane tanks inside the house or garage. Chain propane tanks in an upright position to a secure object away from your home.
Secure your boat or move it to a safer place.
Fill your emergency generator fuel tank, if you have one, and have spare fuel on hand.

As soon as you hear of a hurricane watch or warning it is important, depending on the type of alert, to immediately begin or complete your preparedness. You can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones and your property.

If you lean against a window or door, you can keep it from blowing inward. WRONG.. Not a good idea. You are putting yourself in danger remaining in front of windows and doors.

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