If your house sustains damage, turn off your water valve and the beaker for the hot water heater. Broken water lines will only increase your damages.
If you are asked to evacuate, before you leave home, turn your freezer and refrigerator to high and do not open the door unless necessary. Place water containers in unused freezer space to help retain cold temperature for a longer time.
Close curtains, blinds and shutters to help deflect broken glass and flying objects. Move furniture away from windows and/or cover with plastic, if possible.
Bring all loose items inside. Examples are such things as lawn furniture, flower pots, garbage cans, tools, and ladders. Ask your neighbor to do the same, because loose objects can become flying missiles during high winds.
Be sure that family, neighbors and the agencies that provide services for you are informed about where you are going.
Disaster Supply Kit
Water: At least one gallon per person for three to seven days
Food: At least enough for three to seven days
Food for infants or the elderly
Non-electric can opener
Blankets and pillows/ Flashlight / extra batteries
Extra clothes—seasonal / rain gear / sturdy shoes
First aid kit / medications / prescription drugs
Toiletries / hygiene items / moisture wipes
Radio—battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Cash—banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
Important document: In a waterproof container—proof of insurance,
medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security cards, etc.
Fill vehicle fuel tanks
Supplies for any pets—identification / immunization records, medications, food and water, carrier or cage, a muzzle and leash, etc.
IF YOU EVACUATE, TURN OFF WATER TO YOUR HOUSE AND TURN OFF YOUR HOT WATER HEATER.