Tips For Barbadians This 2012 Hurricane Season
- Keep on hand lumber, a hammer, torchlight, masking tape, medicine, boots, rubber gloves, raincoat, nails, rope, wires, plastic sheeting, and sandbags.
- Have enough water stored in sealed plastic containers to allow for cooking, bathing, washing and other domestic chores for two weeks.
Have canned foods and dried goods and a portable transistor radio – SHOP EARLY, DON’T WAIT TOO LATE.
- Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and advisories.
- In the event of a flood, don’t try to drive or walk through high waters, you may be swept away!
- Shelters listed as category one are those which may be used during a hurricane or other hazard event, whereas those buildings registered as category two are to be used if they are still in a reasonable condition after a hazard event or disaster.
- Persons are advised to go to a hurricane shelter only as a last resort, and to seek refuge only in shelters which have been officially opened by the relevant authorities. Pets, weapons, alcoholic beverages and narcotics will not be allowed in shelters.
- Recommended items include pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, folding and lawn chairs, cots, personal hygiene items, prescription medication, quiet games, books, toys, portable radios, flashlights; batteries and a 24-hour supply of non-perishable canned foods. Important documents such as driver’s licences, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories should also be taken.