During the Storm

Follow these emergency tips during a hurricane:
  • Monitor local media for emergency instructions
  • Stay indoors:
    • Stay away from doors and windows
    • Locate a safe room or area in your house
  • Do not go outside in the "eye" of the storm (the calm of the hurricane):
    • In the eye of the storm, winds and rain may stop for a few minutes or more than an hour
    • Be careful - winds will return with greater intensity from the opposite direction
  • Call 911 only for emergencies
  • Avoid using the telephone unless necessary
  • Turn off gas and electric:
    • Use flashlights and battery powered lanterns
    • Do not use candles