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After the Storm

If a Disaster Strikes

  • Remain calm and patient. Put your plan into action.
  • Check for injuries.
  • Give first aid and get help for seriously injured people.
  • Listen to your battery-powered radio for news and instructions.
  • Evacuate, if advised to do so. Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes

Check for Damages

Use flashlights -- do not light matches or turn on electrical switches, if you suspect damage.

Sniff for gas leaks, starting at the water heater. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the main gas valve, open windows, and get everyone outside quickly.

Shut off any other damaged utilities. (You will need a professional to turn gas back on.)

Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, gasoline and other flammable liquids immediately.

After the Storm

Be careful around your home. Watch out for downed power lines, debris, and other hazards caused by winds and flooding.
Be patient. It could take up to 24 hours for county distribution sites to open, or even longer after a catastrophic hurricane. Don’t expect government to deliver supplies - be stocked and ready to support yourself for at least 3 to 5 days.
If you are at a shelter or evacuated out of the area, you will not be allowed back in until authorities determine that conditions are safe enough for the public to return. To expedite getting back to your home, obtain a free disaster re-entry tag prior to evacuating.



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