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What Do To In Advance
- Keep copies of important papers in a high-and-dry location.
- Papers to keep in safe storage:
- Insurance Policies - life, homeowners/renters, etc.
- Proof of Ownership of any property and belongings.
- Stock and Bond Certificates. These may be needed to be sold for quick cash after the storm.
- Know your evacuation routes.
- Know what you can take with you into a shelter.
- Pets and alcohol are NOT allowed.
- When your location is under a hurricane watch.
- Announcement of threat. Residents should monitor weather conditions and be ready to take action
- Check that you have enough cash for an extended period of time. Automatic Teller machines may be down or out of cash.
- Check supplies:
- Radio with batteries
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Full tank of gas in all vehicles. Check tires and windshield wipers.
- Non-perishable food
- Drinking water
- Lumber - protection for windows
- Set refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Don't open the doors unless necessary.
- When your location is under a hurricane warning.
- Dangerous weather effects are expected in 24 hours or less
- Stay tuned to your radio or other weather information source.
- If you live on a barrier island, prepare to evacuate.
- Sterilize bathtub with bleach, rinse and fill with supply of fresh drinking water.
Preparing Your Boat
- If possible, move your boat to a safe location.
- Remove all loose gear.
- Steady boat by filling bilges with 6-8 inches of water.
- Park the boat low to the ground and against a building on the lee side of of the approaching storm.
- If you can't move the boat, double or triple the number of ropes tying it down and batten down all hatches.
Preparing Your House
- Secure garage doors using braces and heavier hinges. Cover the outside with plywood using screws that are at least 1 1/2 inches long and 1/4 in diameter.
- Secure or bring indoors all outdoor items that maybe blown away and become projectiles.
- Use storm shutters or plywood to protect windows. Plywood needs to be screwed into the wood or metal frame securely.
- Take down any canvas awnings.
- Install hurricane clips at the trusses of the roof if the house does not already have them. This can be installed by the homeowner or by a contractor. Contact your contractor for the correct size of clips.
- If you own an in-ground pool, fill the pool all the way. Pools can be pushed out of heavily saturated ground just from the pressure!
- If you live in a manufactured home, check the tie downs and leave immediately when warnings are issued.