Hurricane safety: 15 tips that could save your life during a storm

Here are some safety tips emergency management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are offering that could save your life during a hurricane:
Evacuation 

  1. If you are ordered to evacuate, you need to evacuate. The best way to stay safe is to be away from the storm’s landfall. The orders to evacuate are issued based on historical flood maps and the strength of the storm. 
  2. A Category 5 hurricane will bring “catastrophic damage,” officials with the National Hurricane Center warn, adding that “a high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.”
  3.  If you are in a mobile home, leave. Mobile homes will not survive a Category 5 hurricane.
  4.  Do not leave your pets at home, especially if they are outside.

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