When a hurricane or tropical storm threatens...
- Secure loose outdoor objects that might be blown away by high winds, and become flying debris.
- Boats should be moored securely, or moved to a designated safe area well before the storm arrives.
- Windows should be boarded up. Larger windows may be broken by wind pressure, while smaller windows are mainly damaged by wind driven debris.
- If evacuation is required, be sure to take your disaster supply kit when leaving for a designated shelter. Keep in mind that evacuation routes may become flooded or cut off, even before the full force of the tropical cyclone arrives.