Hurricanes include gusts of wind of at least 74 mph. Once they arrive onto land, the large rainfall, strong gusts of wind, and huge waves can destroy structures, trees and vehicles. Hurricanes are categorized into five groups, according to their wind rates of speed and power to cause harm. The risks associated with weather come in numerous forms. We are all worried about the destruction a hurricane can do, and it is good to be ready before it hits. Also, it is important to know how to behave during and after the hurricane.
When the hurricane season comes it is important to be well prepared. There are certain steps to follow to make sure you protect your family and property. Ensure that you have enough water, processed food and cleaning products to last just in case. Check your window shutters especially if you haven’t used them for a while. Make sure you have a supply of medications you might be currently using. Keep your vehicle’s tank full to be prepared. Protect your lawn furnishings by moving them into basement or garage or, if you can’t do that, secure them so the wind wouldn’t blow them away. Also, it is important to secure your garage door.
During the storm you need to know how to behave to avoid potential risks. Remain inside and keep away from any windows or glass doors. Locate a secure space in your house (an inside room, a wardrobe or bathroom downstairs). If you stay without electricity, switch off major equipment such as the ac and hot water heating unit to reduce harm. If your house is in danger of floods, switch off power at the key breaker. Never use any kind of electrical equipment, including the computer. Do not use the telephone or take a shower during the hurricane. Don’t leave the house and go out even if you think that the wind is not too strong.
Usually, more fatalities happen after the hurricane is over. These fatalities come from people being too impatient to go outside and inspect the destruction where they come into get in touch with felled utility collections or trees that may fall, and so on. Stick to these guidelines for being secure after the storm. Don’t get in touch with dropped or low-hanging cables of any kind in any way. Keep away from messes with cables in/near them. Do not stand near trees or other things touching utility collections. Stay in the house until a formal “all clear” is released. Call police or power companies right away to report risks such as felled utility collections, broken gas or things like that. After electricity is back to normal, check the food in your refrigerator for spoilage.