HurricaneSafety What to do if a hurricane hits Barbados.
Before Hurricane Season • Make sure you know all of you emergency evacuation routes • Know where your nearest hurricane shelter is • Have an emergency hurricane kit Including; • First Aid Kit • Flashlight • Candles • Matches • Extra Batteries • Non-Perishable Foods (one to two weeks worth for each person) • Water (3- 5 gallons for each • Battery operated Radio • Make sure all your windows have storm shutters or have plywood boards on hand • Have a plan for what to do if a hurricane hits • Make sure all members have knowledge about hurricanes and what to do if one hits • Know your house’s susceptibility to certain element in a hurricane, ie. Storm surges, High wind levels, flooding....
Before The Hurricane Hits • Protect windows by placing plywood boards (If you do not have storm shutters) or storm shutters • Bring all pets inside • Secure all loose items outside or bring them inside • Make sure all your supplies could last for one to two weeks • Keep a radio on to listen for an evacuation notice and weather reports • Be ready to evacuate at a moments notice • Be ready to execute your hurricane plan • Make sure all items in your kit are ready to use • Get ready to go to hurricane shelter or safe room
While The Hurricane Hits • Stay in Safe room/ Hurricane Shelter • Stay away from all windows even if they are boarded up/ have storm shutters • Do not use Candles or Telephones/ Cell phones • Do not exit the building when the eye passes over • Listen to radio for weather reports
After the storm • Make sure that the hurricane has passed and it is not just the eye • Do not use taps or refrigerators, only use stored food and water • If you see felled power lines, report them from a DISTANCE for they can be very dangerous • Have Patience Thing will be normal again, but it may take TIME • Make sure to replenish all your supplies, even if you only used a little • Keep listening to the radio in case there is further instructions from the government officials • If you evacuated wait for the official ‘Okay’ to go back to your house
Bibliography • http://www.hurricaneville.com/safety.html • http://nilesema.com/hurricanetips.htm