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 may be swept by
high tides or storm waves.
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 re-
pairs are absolutely necessary. But remen-
ber, at the other side of the Eye, the winds
rise very rapidly to Hurricane Force, and come
from the opposite direction.
Anchor Your Boat Securely before the storm
arrives, or evacuate it to a safe area. When WHEN THE HURRICANE HAS PASSED.
your boat is anchored, leave it, and don't return
once the wind and waves are up. Seek necessary medical care at Red Cross
disaster stations or hospitals.
Board up Windows or protect them with storm
Shutters or tape. Danger to small windows is Stay out of Disaster Areas. Unless you are
mainly from wind-driven debris. Larger windows qualified to help, your presence might hamper
may be broken by wind pressure. first-aid and rescue work.
Secure outdoor Objects that might be blown' Drive carefully along debris-filled streets.
away or uprooted. Garbage cans, garden tools, Roads may be undermined and may collapse under
toys, signs, porch furniture, and a number of the weight of a car. Landslides are also a hazard.
other harmless items become missiles of destruc-:
tion, in hurricane winds. Anchor them or stores Avoid Loose or Dangling Wires, and report
them inside before the storm strikes, them immediately to electricity services or the
nearest Police Station.
Store Drinking Water in clean bathtubs, jugs,
. bottles. and cooking utensils; your water supply Report Broken Sewer or Water Mains to the
may be contaminated by flooding or damaged by water authority.
Prevent Fires. Lowered water pressure may
Check your Battery-Powered Equipment. Your make fire fighting difficult.
radio may be your only link with the world outsidei
the hurricane, and emergency cooking facilities, Check Refrigerated Food for spoilage if power
lights and flashlights will be essential if utilities are has been off during the storm.
REMEMBER THAT HURRICANES MOVING
Keep Your Car Fueled. Service stations may INLAND CAN CAUSE SEVERE FLOODING.
be closed for several days after the storm strikes, STAY AWAY FROM RIVER BANKS ANE
due to flooding or interrupted electrical power. STREAMS.
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 areiFile No. H6/15/01
whipping through your area. 28th July, 1970.
C. A. MAYNARD
Ministry of Home Affairs.