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After a Storm



Before, during and after a Hurricane

After a Storm

  • If you evacuated, have valid identification. You will not be allowed back into your area unless you can show proof of residency
  • When re- entering your home, proceed with caution.
  • Be cautious of fires. Do not strike matches until you are certain there are no gas leaks.
  • If you're at home, stay there and avoid sightseeing, which can impede emergency and recovery response from officials.
  • If a power outage occurs, turn off or disconnect all motor- driven appliances and fixtures to avoid damage from sudden surges when power is restored. It's safer to use flashlights than candles.
  • Beware of snakes, insects and animals driven to higher ground.
  • Avoid downed or dangling utility wires.
Source: American Red Cross

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