(#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Be Prepared

The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island.

Here are some tips on preparing before a storm threatens:

BEFORE THE STORM

 

  • ?Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters.
  • Ensure that your roof and foundation are secure.
  • Check for termite damage.
  • Trim tree branches.
  • Have an up-to-date insurance policy.
  • Secure emergency supplies and important documents in watertight containers.
  • Have a portable first-aid kit.
  • Know the location of the nearest emergency shelter.
  • Monitor the amount of rainfall outside.
  • Secure emergency supplies and important documents in watertight containers.
  • 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.
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and advisories.
  • Always have a plan for your home as well as your office.
  • Persons living in low-lying areas should move household items to higher levels and prepare to evacuate when the water begins to rise.
  • Turn off all electrical appliances.
  • Remove TV antennas from the roof.
  • Have emergency cash available.

 

 

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