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Hurricane Preparation Plan

Be prepared for hurricane season from June through November. Hurricanes bring storm surge, flash floods, torrential rains and winds of 74 miles per hour or greater. "Storm surge", a towering dome of water that announces the hurricane's landfall, can completely wash over low-lying areas such as Myrtle Beach. Nine out of ten people who die in hurricanes drown from the storm surge.

WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH is usually issued within 36 hours.

WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNINGS are usually issued within 24 hours.

 

National Hurricane Center - Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Hurricane Awareness Web site

 

Take these items with you when evacuating:

Prescription medications and medical supplies

Bedding and clothing, including sleeping bags and pillows

Bottled water

Battery-operated radio and extra batteries

First aid kit

Flashlight

Car keys and maps

Documents, including driverís license, Social Security card, proof of residence, insurance policies, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, tax records, etc.

 

Know What to Do When a Hurricane WARNING Is Issued

Listen to the advice of local officials, and leave if they tell you to do so

Complete preparation activities

If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows

Be aware that the calm "eye" is deceptive; the storm is not over. The worst part of the storm will happen once the eye passes over and the winds blow from the opposite direction. Trees, shrubs, buildings, and other objects damaged by the first winds can be broken or destroyed by the second winds.

Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

Stay away from flood waters. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and climb to higher ground.

 

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit Including the Following Items:

First aid kit and essential medications

Canned food and can opener

At least three gallons of water per person

Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags

Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries

Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members

Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on)