Do You Know How to Prepare for a Hurricane?

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, August 24, 2018
Big Waves Under Cloudy Sky
With Hurricane Lane lashing Hawaii, it is a good time to mention how to prepare for a hurricane.

If you live on in Eastern Canada, along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, or the southern United States, you should know what to do in the event that a hurricane is headed your way.

You should have an emergency kit packed. It is important to note that if a major storm is heading for you, most stores will have depleted stock fairly quickly.

Hurricanes cause more widespread damage than tornadoes because they are bigger – some as large as 1,000 kilometres across.

One of the most destructive effect of a hurricane is the storm surge, often causing serious flooding.

If a hurricane is forecast, secure everything that might be blown around or torn loose. Flying objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture can injure people and damage property.

Trim dead branches and cut down dead trees to reduce the danger of these falling onto your house during a storm.

Stock up on water, ready-to-eat food and heating fuel, as well as battery-powered or wind-up flashlights and radios - and extra batteries. Make sure that there is gasoline in the car.

The Team

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