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Jamaicans Staying Safe Before, During and After a Hurricane

 
People should remember many injuries can occur while preparing for a hurricane, or cleaning up the aftermath of a if. Use various tools, generators and other devices with caution. Always use gloves to put up hurricane shutters and take them down after.
 
Here are some things to keep in mind:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before the hurricane:
·         If you have to leave your home, pack an emergency supply kit with food, bottled water, prescription medicines, and important documents.
·         If you have to drive, fill your gas tank as soon as possible.
·         Turn off gas, electricity, and water, and disconnect appliances before leaving.
·         Take steps to ensure your pets’ safety during the storm.
·         Follow designated evacuation routes for your area, and expect heavy traffic.
If you are at home during the Hurricane:
·         Pack an emergency supply kit with necessities such as food, bottled water, and prescription medicines to last from three to five days.
·         Determine the best escape routes from your home, and make sure that everyone in your house is able to follow the escape plan.
·         Look for escape routes from upper levels of the house, in case of flooding.
·         Do not go outside, even if the weather seems calm. Wait for local authorities to tell you it is safe to go outside.
·         If your home is flooded or damaged, move to a neighbor’s or a local shelter.
 
After the hurricane:
·         Do not drive through flooded roads, as cars can be swept away or lose power.
·         Never touch a downed power line or anything in contact with one.
·         Turn off electrical power when there are hazards around your home such as standing water, fallen power lines, or gas leaks.
·         Listen to announcements in local media (radio, television or newspaper) to find out if it’s safe to use tap water, and follow instructions regarding water.
·         If you are not sure if water is safe to use, boil water before you use it for anything, including brushing teeth, cooking, drinking, or bathing.
·         Throw away any food that may have been touched by floodwater.
·         Use battery-powered lanterns and flashlights, instead of candles, to prevent fires.
·         Stoves, generators, lanterns, and gas ranges release dangerous carbon monoxide gas and should always be used outdoors, far away from windows, doors and vents.
Some information sourced from http://miami.cbslocal.com
 
Have you started to prepare for the 2011 Hurricane season?
 
 
 

6 Comments to Jamaicans Staying Safe Before, During and After a Hurricane :

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Anonymous on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:26 PM
although i was aware of all thees points noted it was great for the knowledge continue to educate
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You should never neglect the matter of your health no matter what. Health comes first as if you are not healthy then everything else doesn’t even matter. The world seems to loss its color so it’s better to be healthy. You can enjoy yourself better that way.
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Every year huge number of people suffer from hurricane and earth quake. We all know that we can't challenge the God but we should help these people who pay damages.
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