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Hurricane Watches and Warnings

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DURING A HURRICANE WATCH
-Listen to the radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
-Check emergency supplies.
-Fuel car.
-Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
-Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
-Remove outside antennas and satellite dishes.
-Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
-Store drinking water in clean jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.

DURING A HURRICANE WARNING
-If you need to evacuate your home, lock up home and go to the nearest shelter.
-Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.
-Listen constantly to a radio or television for official instructions.
-Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
-Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
-Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
-If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power "surge" when electricity is restored