Once a weather center begins to issue hurricane watches and warning, it is time to evacuate
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration and repair in the country, is offering recommendations to property owners on appropriate steps to take when a major storm is bearing down on the area.
Once a weather center begins to issue hurricane watches and warning, it is time to evacuate, even if the official evacuation mandate has not been handed down. It is always advisable to get out of the path of any major storm well in advance of its arrival. Keep in mind that evacuation routes may become jammed, so leaving early is recommended. Vehicles should be kept full of gas and properly tuned up for these trips.
Personal items should be packed in go bags designed to support a stay of several days away from home. Go bags should be provided for each family member and include non perishable food items, bottled water, medications, blankets, and first aid, as well as several changes of clothes. Vital documents such as ID and insurance records should also be packed away. ID may be required when returning past checkpoints to the property.
Avoid waiting until the last minute to evacuate. Even if the storm is hours away, poor weather along the storm’s leading edge can begin wreaking havoc well in advance of its actual arrival. A window of 24 to 48 hours ahead of the storm’s projected arrival is the bare minimum needed for a successful evacuation. If there is an urge to leave earlier, follow it. It is always better to be safe than sorry. Be sure to let family members know where you are going and let them know when you
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