Hurricanes , typhoons, cyclones or what ever you may call it can cause a lot of damage while they stroll in an area! To date the have been unavoidable. The only thing we can do is to know how to minimize the damage..here are some tips on how to survive during a killer storm:
Types Of Waning
hurricane watch : it might pose a thread within 36 hours
Hurricane warning: it might hit within 24 hours
When you get the warnings and If you have time,
get and save supplies like batteries,flash light,extra food,water and material to board up windows. Look for possible dangers in you home like a propane tank . Turn them off and store them in secure place and unplug smaller electrical appliances . Fill bathtubs with water and other containers for flushing and taking a bath.
When the wind increases, you have to get to safety:
Get to the basement but be sure what is on the floor above you upstairs because heavy objects can come down through the floor. If there is no basement go to an inner room like a closet,bathroom.Be away from windows. If you are outside find a ditch a and lie face down and protect your arms and neck,and do not go to a car.
Once you got to a safe place it’s time to stay safe and comfortable:
get inside a bathtub or under a table and protect yourself with heavy things like a blanket or mattress and if possible put biking helmets on ,put the babies in their car seats and put on your heaviest shoes
- Do not go for cover under a bridge or an over pass,wind can drop cars and vehicles on you!
- After the tornado,never use matches,lighters or electrical switches!