Disaster Preparedness: The Salvation Army Offers Hurricane Safety Tips
For a Hurricane Watch:
- Listen to local radio or television news and weather stations for information.
- Prepare to board up windows. Install ore-made shutter panels.
- Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit.
- Recheck manufactured home tie-downs.
- Keep a list of emergency phone numbers handy.
- Make sure vehicles have plenty of gasoline.
- Identify places to go if told to evacuate.
- Mark a road map with two alternative routes.
- If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
For a Hurricane Warning:
- Keep disaster supply kit on hand.
- Stay indoors and away from windows.
- Be aware of the eye of the hurricane. The most severe part of the storm
comes just after the eye is present.
Do not travel to the disaster site on your own, without being deployed by a local Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator. There is limited food, water and lodging in the area, and we cannot guarantee that we will have any of those provisions for you. If you have questions about how to proceed, contact your local Salvation Army Corps.