(#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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  1. Thank you for these appropriate hints. Who ever thought 2020 would be so busy at the start of this year?

    Glad the season is officially over, but the way 2020 is, I’m keeping one eye open at night…

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