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Title: Hurricane safety rules (1971)
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Dominica. Ministry of Home Affairs
Publisher: Dominica. Ministry of Home Affairs
Publication Date: 1971
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Caribbean
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HURRICANE SAFETY RULES


WHEN YOUR AREA RECEIVES
A HURRICANE WARNING:

Plan your Time before the storm arrives and-
avoid the last minute hurry which might leave you
trapped or unprepared.

Keep Calm until the emergency has ended.

Leave Low-lying Areas that might be swept by
high tides or storm waves.

Anchor your Boat securely before the storm
arrives, or evacuate it to a safe area. When your
boat is anchored, leave it, and don't return until
the wind and waves are up.

Board up Windows or protect them with storm
Shutters or tape. Danger to small windows is
mainly from wind-driven debris. Larger windows
may be broken by wind pressure.

Secure outdoor objects that might be blown
away or uprooted. Gabage cans, garden tools,
toys, signs, porch furniture, and a number of
other harmless items become missiles of distrtruc-
tion in hurricane winds. Anchor then or store
them inside before the storm strikes.

Store Drinking Water in clean bathtubs, jugs,
bottles, and cooking utensils; your water supply
may be contaminated by flooding or damage by
hurricane floods.

Check your Battery-Powered Equipment. Your
radio may be your only link with the world outside
the hurricane, and emergency cooking facilities,
lights and flashlights will be essential if utilities are
interrupted.

Keep your car fueled. Service station may be
closed for several days after the storm strikes, due
to flooding or interrupted electrical power.

Stay at Home, if it is safe and on high ground.
If it is not, move to a designated shelter, and stay
there until the storm is over.


Remain Indoors during the hurricane. Travel
is extremely dangerous when winds and tides are
whipping through your area.

AVOID THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

If the calm storm centre passes directly over-
head: there will be a Lull in the wind lasting
from a few minutes to half an hour or more.
Stay in a safe place unless emergency repairs
are absolutely necessary. But remember,
at the other side of the eye, the winds rise
very rapidly to hurricane force, and come
from the opposite direction.

WHEN THE HURRICANE HAS PASSED.

Seek necessary medical care at Red Cross
disaster stations or hospitals.

Stay out of disaster areas. Unless you are
qualified to help, your presence might hamper
first-aid and rescue work.

Drive carefully along debris-filled streets.
Roads may be undermined and may collapse under
the weight of a car. Landslides are also a hazard.

Avoid loose or dangling wire, and report them
immediately to electricity services or the nearest
Police Station.

Report Broken Sewer or Water Mains to the
water authority.

Prevent Fires. Lowered water pressure may
make fire fighting difficult.

Check refrigerated Food for spoilage if power
has been off during the storm.

REMEMBER THAT HURRICANES MOVING
INLAND CAN CAUSE SEVERE FLOODING.
STAY AWAY FROM RIVER BANKS AND
STREAMS.


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