Hurricane and tropical storm alerts

Hurricane and tropical storm alerts


Prepare an emergency kit and have a disaster plan in place. Make sure all your family members have a contingency plan in case you are separated from one another.

Heed watches, warnings and evacuations. If you are ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.


Stay close to government channels and local news outlets, including, for information and updates about the storm, and follow emergency orders closely. If advised, turn off propane tanks and other utilities.

Stay inside and away from windows and doors; a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level is the best option.


Stay informed about further weather updates, especially rain, which can cause flooding.

Keep an eye out for downed electrical lines. If you see any, report them right away.

Drive only if necessary. Stay away from flooded thoroughfares.

If you require a generator, do not run it from inside your home or an enclosed space as carbon monoxide can accumulate dangerously.

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