During a hurricane:
- Stay indoors. If advised to evacuate, do so. However, do not assume that because an evacuation order is not issued that the situation is safe. Even Category 1 hurricanes are dangerous. Stay indoors and listen to EAS for up-to-date information.
If advised to shelter in place:
- Take the family disaster supply kit.
- Go to an interior “safe” room, if possible.
- Stay in the safe room and listen to EAS for additional instructions.
- Stay away from flood waters. If the home begins to flood, go to a higher level, if possible.
- Be aware of the 'eye' of the storm. The “eye” of a hurricane is typically 20 to 30 miles wide in relation to the storm, which may have a diameter of 400 miles. During the “eye,” there are very few clouds, but it is important to remember that the storm is not over.
- Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes are frequently associated with hurricanes, and are most common in the right-front quadrant of the storm.