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Safety Tips for Hurricanes

By Leeann Nardella, staff reporter

Here are some safety tips just in case another hurricane like Sandy should ever happen again.




  • Build an emergency kit
  • Listen to the TV or radio
  • Keep away from loose power lines
  • Know your surroundings
  • Turn off propane tanks
  • Listen to the radio still
  • Make plans to secure your property
  • Don’t use the phone
  • Stay out of your building if you smell gas
  • Board up your windows
  • Turn of electricity
  • Drive only if necessary
  • Learn your community evacuation routes
  • Turn the refrigerator to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Clear clogged gutters
  • Avoid elevators
  • Use the phone only when necessary
  • Trim trees and bushes
  • Stay away from windows
  • Return home only when officials tell you too
  • Install a generator
  • Close all doors
  • Take shelter below the tenth floor if you are in a high rise building
  • Build a safe room


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