Hurricane Preparation And Safety


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How to prepare your home and family for a hurricane

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Hurricane Preparation And Safety

  1. 1. Hurricane SafetyImage Source: fotopedia
  2. 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. 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. 4. Leave as Early as Possible if Evacuating to avoid traffic jams
  5. 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. 6. Fill Bathtub with Water before the storm
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Marina after the flood waters
  13. 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. 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
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  16. 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. 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
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