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10 Essential Tips That Can Save Your Life During A Hurricane

Hurricane is a tropical cyclone characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that cause heavy rainfall.  They mostly occur during late summer and early fall months.

Surviving a hurricane involves a lot of preparation, knowing what must be done during the hurricane and taking appropriate measures after it has passed through.  Here is the list of ten most effective tips that must be followed to survive a hurricane. 

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10 Essential Tips That Can Save Your Life During A Hurricane

10 Essential Tips That Can Save Your Life During A Hurricane

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1) Prepare before even a hurricane occurs

1) Prepare before even a hurricane occurs

According to FEMA and NOAA, preparations to survive a hurricane must start before 1st June. Keep the Family Disaster Plan handy and every family member must have an Emergency Disaster Supply Kit as the hurricane can cause to relocate at any moment. There must be several exit routes known to everyone. Tasks such as turning off tap, gas and switches must be known to even the youngest one in the house.

2) Get a generator

2) Get a generator

Having a generator will ensure the adequate power supply. Generators require maintenance and servicing on a regular basis. Read the instruction manual properly and ask the retailer for a demo.

3) Dispose the perishable food items at least 12 hours in advance of hurricane.

3) Dispose the perishable food items at least 12 hours in advance of hurricane.

Power cut during storm can spoil the food items such as meat, dairy products etc. kept in the refrigerator. Use pot to store water and make sure that drinking water is regularly changed. Clean the bath tub and fill it with water which can be used for bathing and toilet flushing even after the storm.

4) If possible, leave the place

4) If possible, leave the place

If you go at a place located in north of storm, you will be comparatively safer as the storm will lose its strength by the time it reaches there. Mobile homes must be evacuated as there is greater possibility of their destruction during the storm. Pay due attention to your pets and take them along with you as they can be wounded or even killed during the storm.

5) Stay away from windows and glass doors during the hurricane

5) Stay away from windows and glass doors during the hurricane

It's better to remain at the ground floor during the hurricane possibly in the corridor or washroom.

6) Keep yourself safe

6) Keep yourself safe

You can lie on the floor under a table to avoid any kind of harm to you.

7) If you need to move in the rooms having windows, you must wait at least 30 minutes till the storm passed through.

7) If you need to move in the rooms having windows, you must wait at least 30 minutes till the storm passed through.

You must be very careful even after 30 minutes as there are chances of breakage of the glass windows.

8) Check your home for any kind of damage caused by the storm

8) Check your home for any kind of damage caused by the storm

If there is any type of collapse caused in your building, you must move away immediately out of it.

9) Take good care of your pets

9) Take good care of your pets

Your pets seek your special attention after the storm as they might have experienced severe distress during the havoc.

10) Avoid entering the swamped basements

10) Avoid entering the swamped basements

Use a pump to reduce the water level gradually. Pumping speedily can increase the risk of damage to your house.

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