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Charlott Park Hurricane Preparation: What to Do

7/24/2015 (Permalink)

Hurricanes create winds of at least 74 mph, and their force have the ability to devastate homes and lives utterly.

Hurricane Preparation: What to Do

Is a Hurricane Coming Your Way? Here is What to Do
If you are new to Charlott Park hurricane season, then you need to be prepared to make sure you and your family stay as safe as you can. Hurricanes create winds of at least 74 mph, and their force have the ability to devastate homes and lives utterly. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane season began June 1 and ended Nov. 30. Follow our guide of five steps you need to follow to be prepared:

Step #1: Make a Hurricane Plan
You and your family need to know what to do in the event of hurricane striking. Will you stay in your home? Will you travel to a safer place? Create scenarios for what you will do based on the strength of a Charlott Park hurricane. Remember that hurricanes can change strength in a matter of minutes -- and it may be too late for you to get out. Plan wisely.

Step #2: Shop Early
Stock up on the essentials to get you through at least a week of being without heat and electricity. That means extra water and non-perishables. If you've got a charcoal grill and supplies, keep it in the garage and bring it outside to cook perishable items that may spoil when your electricity goes out.

Step #3: Stay Safe
Prepare a first aid kit. Stock up on batteries for lighting inside via camping lanterns and flashlights. Put your medicines in an easily-accessible bag. Store your credit cards in a safe place. Buy sleeping bags and camping pillows for each member of your family. Purchase a nonelectric can opener. Those canned goods do you know good if you cannot get into them.

Step #4: Make Your Home Stronger
At a certain point, there is nothing you can do in the face of a direct hit of a Charlott Park hurricane. But you can prepare your home to take the force of some winds. Cover your windows with plywood. Retrofit your home to withstand water. Reinforce all door latches and hinges. Reinforce your roof with hurricane clips.

Step #5: Stay Inside
Stay inside and away from windows to prevent getting hurt by broken glass. Go into a closet or a room without windows. Do not lie under s skylight. But your hands over your head and brace yourself as the tornado passes.

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