Before the Storm
Listen to the radio or watch television for forecasts and possible warnings. Listen to county and state officials regarding evacuations and shelter locations.
Have a battery-operated radio on hand in case you should lose power.
Gather emergency supply items including water, flashlights, batteries, first-aid kit, extra medicine, non-perishable food, manual can opener, fire extinguisher, candles and matches, toilet articles and sanitary needs.
During the Storm
Remain inside. Listen to your radio for the all clear. Do not be misled by a lull. It may by the eye of the storm passing.
Use your telephone for emergencies only.
After the Storm
Stay clear of downed power lines, trees and debris.
Listen to instructions from local officials.
Do not drive across flooded roadways.
Stay clear of moving water especially near rivers, streams and drainage systems.
Stay tuned to radio or television for weather and news bulletins.
Conserve refrigeration. If you lose power, open the refrigerator only when needed.