After the storm passes...
- Stay inside
until announcements are made on the radio or TV that the dangerous winds
- If you have
evacuated, do not return home until officials announce your area is ready.
- If your home
or building has structural damage, do not enter until officials check it.
- Avoid using
candles and other open flames indoors (Possible gas leaks)
- Beware of
outdoor hazards. Avoid downed power lines; be alert for poisonous snakes
often driven from their dens by high water. Beware of weakened bridges and
washed out roads. Watch for weakened limbs on trees and/or damaged
- Do not use a
telephone unless absolutely necessary.
- Guard against
spoiled food. Use dry or canned food. Do not drink or prepare food with
tap water until you're certain it's not contaminated.
- Make a list of damage to your property