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Hurricane Safety: After fter a Hurricane

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on August 31, 2012

Hurricane Safety: After fter a HurricaneDangers from a tropical storm or hurricane do not end with the storm. Lives can be lost in the aftermath of a storm if simple safety rules are not followed.

• Wait until authorities announce it is safe before attempting to return home.
• Know that first responders may be delayed in reaching your community or impacted area for a prolonged period.
• Avoid roads covered by water and/or debris, and avoid downed power lines.
• Bring necessities, such as food and water, with you when you return.
• Only use a generator in a well-ventilated area and adhere to all manufacturer instructions.
• Use flashlights instead of candles.
• Check food in your refrigerator for spoilage, but keep any water. It may be some time before you can rely on the quality of tap water.
• Keep children and pets inside. If pets must be walked outside, keep them on a leash.
• Watch for snakes and other animals possibly forced into your home by flood waters.
• Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing during any cleaning. Have a professional check for structural damage to your home, as well as the quality of service from your water, gas, electric, and sewer lines.
• Contact your insurance company to begin the claims process.

You can help people affected by disasters, such as hurricanes by donating to the American Red Cross. To make a donation, please visit http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.

Distributed by Viestly

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