Hurricane Season 2020: During the Storm
The greatest threat to personal safety exists during a storm and in the immediate aftermath when high winds can topple trees and produce deadly flying debris. Heavy rain can produce flash floods and storm surge can present another deadly threat. Here are tips to stay safe in a home during a hurricane.
IT IS SUGGESTED THAT INDIVIDUALS FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
- Stay inside and away from windows, skylights, and glass doors. Find a safe area in the home (an interior room, a closet or bathroom on the lower level).
- If flooding threatens a home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
- If a home loses power, turn off major appliances such as the air conditioner and water heater to reduce damage.
- Do not use electrical appliances, including your computer.
- Do not go outside. If the eye of the storm passes over your area, there will be a short period of calm, but on the other side of the eye, the wind speed rapidly increases to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction. Also, do not go outside to see “what the wind feels like.” It is too easy to be hit by flying debris.
- If the center (eye) passes over your area, remain indoors unless emergency repairs are absolutely necessary. If the electricity goes off, use flashlights instead of candles or kerosene lamps, and be careful with cooking flames.
- Continue to listen to the radio and/or the television for announcements from the National Hurricane Center and local officials. **WPSL 1590 AM and WQCS 88.9 FM broadcast situational bulletins and weather updates for the City of Port St. Lucie.
- Beware of lightning. Stay away from electrical equipment. Don’t use the phone or take a bath/shower during the storm.
Hurricane update from police EOCs counties
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St Lucie County
Indian River County
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