Pre-Storm Safety

  • Install an approved hurricane shutter system over windows and doors–or have on hand alternate coverings such as plywood.
  • When venturing outside, be on the lookout for downed power lines and stay away from them.
  • Trim trees that are NOT near power lines and clear debris. Once a hurricane warning is announced, trash pickup is suspended.
  • Fill your vehicle’s gas tank.
  • Bring loose, lightweight objects, such as lawn furniture, inside.
  • If you plan to lower your TV antenna, do it well before storm winds arrive. Look around to identify power lines and stay clear.
  • If you have a swimming pool, turn off all pumps and filters and wrap them in waterproof materials. Water from the storm may otherwise damage them.
  • Where possible, insulate or cover water lines, hose bibs, etc. when confronted with severe cold weather.