When the Hurricane Hits

  • hurricane-prepStay inside away from windows and glass doors. When the eye of the hurricane passes through the area, a period of calm, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, will ensue. The length of time within the eye depends upon the size and speed of the storm. The larger and more intense the hurricane, the larger the eye. After the eye of the hurricane has passed, the high winds will resume.
  • If you have been unable to evacuate and flooding appears imminent, turn off the electrical power to the house. If you are unable to reach the circuit breaker before flooding, do not attempt to wade through the water in the house to do so. Water conducts electricity. If the water has reached an electrical outlet, if could cause serious bodily harm if touched.
  • Use your battery-operated radio for updates and emergency information. Do not venture outside until you have been advised that the hurricane has passes and it is safe to do so.