When a Hurricane Warning is Issued for Your Area
A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected in specified coastal area in 24 hours or less. When you hear the announcement, you should:
___Stay tuned to your LOCAL radio or TV station for official bulletins. DON'T LISTEN TO RUMORS!
___Board up windows, garage and porch doors. Large windows should be braced inside and out. Plywood with a minimum thickness of 1/2 inch should be used. Taping of windows will lessen the chance of flying glass, but will not prevent breakage.
___Turn refrigerator and freezer to maximum cold and don't open unless necessary.
___Bring inside all toys, furniture, garbage cans, hanging plants, etc.
___Check your supply of canned heat or charcoal for cooking. NOTE: DO NOT USE CHARCOAL FOR INSIDE COOKING.
___Fill containers with several days supply of drinking water, including a sterilized bathtub. Clean, large plastic garbage cans are also good.
___Move valuables to upper floors to avoid water damage.
___Stay indoors on the downwind side of the house, with a window on that side opened.
___Leave mobile homes, after you have checked tie-downs, secured the shutters, and removed awnings.
___Use telephone only in emergencies.
___Beware of the calm in the eye, it only lasts a few minutes, and the reversal of wind direction as the eye passes.