During a Hurricane/Storm

  • Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
  • Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy.
  • If advised to evacuate, grab your “go bag” and leave immediately.
  • Avoid 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.
  • Elevate furniture to protect it from flooding or better yet, move it to a higher floor.
  • Turn Around Don’t Drown.® Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through water.
  • In high-rise buildings, avoid elevators.