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Yankee Gardener's Emergency Storm Preparedness Tips

- Emergency Storm Preparedness Tips -

Before the Storm | As the Storm Approaches | During the Storm | After the Storm

Emergency Preparedness Tips

Storm Lighning
Stay inside for the duration of the storm.

During the Storm

Emergency Preparedness Tips   If you must stay home:

  • Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors (flying objects). Close shades, blinds and drapes.
  • Keep a supply of working flashlights and extra batteries and spare bulbs handy.
  • Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for storm progress reports.
  • Avoid using open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
  • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power "surge" when electricity is restored.
  • Conserve refrigeration and open your refrigerator or freezer ONLY when needed.
  • If necessary, cover yourself with a blanket, doona or tarpaulin, under a sturdy table, etc. Go to the strongest part of the house (bathroom or cellar).
  • Avoid using the phone during storm (lighting danger).
  • REMAIN INSIDE: Listen to your radio for the all clear. Don't be fooled by a lull, it may be the eye of the storm passing over your area.
  • REMAIN INSIDE: The worst part of the storm will happen once the eye passes over and the winds blow from the opposite direction.
  • REMAIN INSIDE: Trees, shrubs, buildings, and other objects damaged by the first winds can be broken or destroyed by the second winds that blow from the opposite direction.
  • REMAIN INSIDE: Tornadoes can happen during and after a hurricane passes over.

Source: FEMA and Various Emergency Management Agencies

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