Ninety-nine percent of the time, you should go to an evacuation shelter when a hurricane is expected to hit your area. However, there may be circumstances or personal reasons that prevent you from leaving. Hurricanes are unpredictable.
They can turn at the last minute. If you don’t leave the area soon enough, you could be stranded on the highway in the path of the storm. Rather than be in that situation, the best thing to do is shelter in place. Here are seven tips for sheltering in place.
- Stay informed. Listen to the radio or watch the weather reports on television or the internet.
- Board all windows and doors or install impact windows. Click here if you need impact windows in Fort Lauderdale. And here for Impact Windows in Boca Raton
- Stay inside. The weather will fluctuate between periods of calmness to severe during the storm. Do not go outside until you hear or see an official message informing that the storm is over.
- Stay away from exterior windows. The storm can send pieces of broken glass and other debris to fly across the room.
- Gather essential supplies, such as batteries, battery-powered radios, first-aid kits, flashlights, plastic garbage bags, and other personal items.
- Make sure you have enough food and water. It is recommended to have at least five gallons of water per person.
- Be ready to leave. If your home becomes damaged, you may have to go to a shelter or stay at a relative or neighbor’s house until your home can be repaired.
Before the next storm, you should purchase and store your hurricane supplies. Purchase a generator if you don’t already have one. Also, install hurricane impact windows and doors.
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