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During the Storm

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If you stay home during a hurricane you should take the following precautions in addition to those mentioned on the "Before the Storm" page as the storm approaches:

  • Stay away from windows and doors, even if they are covered.
  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, hallway or basement if available. If you live in a two story home, choose a room on the first floor.
  • Close all interior doors and brace exterior doors if possible.
  • Lie on the floor under a table, or another sturdy object. Some protection is afforded by covering with a mattress during the height of the storm.
  • If the eye of the storm passes over, it will be calm for a short period of time.<
  • REMAIN INDOORS! As soon as the eye passes over, winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force from the opposite direction.
  • Remain calm. It may take several hours for the storm to pass.
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