Hurricane Warning

When a Hurricane Warning is Issued for Your Area
A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected in specified coastal area in 24 hours or less. When you hear the announcement, you should:

___Stay tuned to your LOCAL radio or TV station for official bulletins. DON'T LISTEN TO RUMORS!

___Board up windows, garage and porch doors. Large windows should be braced inside and out. Plywood with a minimum thickness of 1/2 inch should be used. Taping of windows will lessen the chance of flying glass, but will not prevent breakage.

___Turn refrigerator and freezer to maximum cold and don't open unless necessary.

___Bring inside all toys, furniture, garbage cans, hanging plants, etc.

___Check your supply of canned heat or charcoal for cooking. NOTE: DO NOT USE CHARCOAL FOR INSIDE COOKING.

___Fill containers with several days supply of drinking water, including a sterilized bathtub. Clean, large plastic garbage cans are also good.

___Move valuables to upper floors to avoid water damage.

___Stay indoors on the downwind side of the house, with a window on that side opened.

___Leave mobile homes, after you have checked tie-downs, secured the shutters, and removed awnings.

___Use telephone only in emergencies.

___Beware of the calm in the eye, it only lasts a few minutes, and the reversal of wind direction as the eye passes.