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Hurricane Preparation And Safety

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How to prepare your home and family for a hurricane

How to prepare your home and family for a hurricane


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  • 1. Hurricane SafetyImage Source: fotopedia
  • 2. Hurricane Prep and Safety ● How to prepare your home and family for a big storm ● Safety during a hurricane ● Coping with power outages ● Don’t forget about the pets! ● What to do after the storm
  • 3. Hierarchy of Hurricane Preparedness If told to Evacuate, DO IT!If staying, stay safe Maintain Calm withwhat you during Kids and pets will need storm
  • 4. Leave as Early as Possible if Evacuating to avoid traffic jams
  • 5. or the Storm H om ef ping yourPrep ● Remove loose and damaged limbs from trees ● Secure and brace external doors ● Board up and tape external windows ● Bring in all yard furniture and plants ● Secure any heavy lawn equipment. ● Check on neighbors ● Sandbag low lying areas if floods likely
  • 6. Fill Bathtub with Water before the storm
  • 7. What to take with you when you evacuate ● 2 to 3 gallons water per person ● prescription medications ● first aid kit ● Vital documents (drivers license, passport, social security cards, insurance information, tax records, birth and marriage certificates) ● Flashlights with extra batteries ● hand crank or battery-powered radio ● cell phone, extra cell battery ● road maps and phone numbers Hurricane Survival Kit ● cash ( small bills and change ) ● bedrolls or sleeping bagsIF STAYING HOME, MAKE ● Food, water, carrier and supplies forSURE TO HAVE THESE petsITEMS ON HAND TOO! ● List of phone numbers on paper in case cell goes out.
  • 8. Foods to Stock up on Before Storm ● Peanut Butter ● Fresh Fruit ● Bread ● Lunch Meat ● Cheese Sticks ● Bagged Ice ● Bottled Water ● Canned Protein ● Powdered MilkPicture Source MomsRecipes and More ● Condiments
  • 9. Refrigerated Food Safety● Fridge will keep food cold for up to 4 hours after power goes out.● After that, move perishables to cooler with ice  Milk, Dairy, Meats, Fish, Poultry, Eggs● Use digital food thermometer to maintain coolness.● If in doubt, throw it out.
  • 10. Open the Fridgeas little as possibleto preservetemperature.Perishablesshould be kept at40 degrees.Only keep items infridge which needto be refrigerated.Use extra spacefor ice bags.
  • 11. During the Storm● Stay inside and away from windows and glass doors● Close all interior doors● Keep curtains and blinds closed● Get to a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level.● Lie under a table or other sturdy object
  • 12. Marina after the flood waters
  • 13. Don’t Forget about the Pets! ● The calmer you are, the calmer your pet will be. ● Speak in a calm, soothing voice to your pet. ● Have backpack of pet essentials handy  If you feed pet canned food, be sure you have manual can opener  2-3 Extra gallons water for pet  Any Medication pet needs  Favorite toys & beddingPicture Source: Moon Stars and Paper Leash for dogs, carrier and  litter box for cats
  • 14. Safety during Power Outage Source: Happy Weeble● Unplug major appliances to protect them from a power surge● Leave a light turned on so you know when power is restored.● Refuel heaters, lamps, and generators outside, and stay away from any flames or sparks. Wipe up fuel spills immediately. Avoid downed power lines or sparking equipment.● Never remove debris thats within 10 feet of a power line.● Prevent children from carrying candles or oil lamps.● Keep flashlights in every room
  • 15. Source: Rebuilding Lakeshore
  • 16. Family Fun without Electricity● Play Board Games● Tell Stories● Use Flashlights to make shadow Puppets● After storm, take a walk or ride● Play card games with real cards● Work a jigsaw puzzle together● Make a scrapbook● Clean out junk drawer● Build indoor fort with blankets and chairs
  • 17. When returning Home● Bring necessities, such as food and water, with you when you return● Watch for snakes and other animals possibly forced into your home by flood waters.● Avoid roads covered by water and/or debris, and avoid downed power lines.● Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing during any cleaning● Avoid skin contact with flood waters
  • 18. Source: When the Clouds Burst
  • 19. Music : Rain End by Michael Studard Resources:http://firstaid.about.com/od/emergencypreparation/bb/06_hurricane.htmhttp://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/health/hurricane-power-outage/index.htmlhttps://www.aepohio.com/outages/faq/OutageSafetyTips.aspxhttp://www.dom.com/storm-center/tips-for-your-safety.jsphttp://www.weather.com/safety/hurricanes/hurricanes-safety-after-2012http://hurricanesafety.org/

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