Emergency Management

Hurricane Warning

WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

Stay Tuned

  • Closely monitor radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins

  • Follow instructions issued by local officials

  • Leave immediately if instructed to do so

Finish Preparations

  • Cover windows Brace garage doors

  • Secure outdoor furniture

  • For further preparedness information contact your local Emergency Management Office

Evacuate if you:

  • Special needs individuals should evacuate early, away from the projected impact area of the storm. Special Needs residents should use their family network for transportation (if needed) to a location far inland that is not forecasted to receive a major hit from the Tropical Cyclone. Anyone living in a mobile home should leave immediately, if instructed to do so. DO NOT stay in a mobile home under any circumstances, if you live on the coastline or on an offshore Island, or near a river in a floodplain.

If you evacuate:

  • If you have someone living with you who will require special health care, space in public shelters is limited; you may want to consider relocating to a relative away from the projected impact area. Leave early, if possible, and notify someone outside of the warning area of your evacuation plans.

  • Space in public shelters is limited, you may want to consider relocating to a relative away from the projected impact area. Leave early, if possible, in daylight Notify someone outside of the warning area of your evacuation plans Visitors should go home.

  • If you cannot go home, stay at a low-rise inland hotel or motel outside of flood zones.

Shelters

  • Public shelters do not allow pets, nor do most hotels/motels Hurricane shelters will be available for those who have no other place to go Do not go to a shelter until local officials announce that the shelter is open.

  • What to bring to a shelter: Your disaster supply kit. In addition, bring baby food and diapers (if needed), cards, games, books, identification, valuable papers (insurance) and cash.

Staying Home

  • Store a 2-week supply of drinking water in sterilized jugs and bottles

  • Fill bathtub and large containers with water for sanitary purposes

  • Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and open only when necessary

  • Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities

  • Turn off propane tanks

  • Unplug appliances

 

 

 

 

 

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