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Keys To Survival During A Hurricane


  1. Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if told to do so.
  2. Stay tuned to Live 5 News for emergency information.
  3. Stay inside a well-constructed building.
  4. Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
  5. Fill a bathtub and large containers with water.
  6. Stay away from windows and doors.
  7. Take refuge in a small interior first floor room, closet, hallway or basement if available.
  8. Close all interior doors and brace exterior doors if possible.
  9. Lie on the floor under the table, or another sturdy object.
  10. If the eye of the storm passes over, it will only be calm for a short period of time.
  12. Be alert and remain calm. It may take several hours for the storm to pass. Hurricanes often spawn tornadoes.
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