Summer Storms?

REALLY! Hurricane Health & Safety Tip + Standing Water

Prepare Your Car for Hurricane Season - Traveling this holiday? Now is a good time to make sure your car is ready for an emergency.

Make or Buy an Emergency Car Kit

In case you need to leave quickly during a hurricane, always keep an emergency kit in your car, too. Make sure you include:

Having a GPS — either in your car or on your smartphone — can help during an emergency too.

Visit Ready.gov for more information on emergency plans and supply kits.

Standing water - Flood waters and standing waters pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries.

When flood waters recede, the damage left behind can be devastating and present many dangers. Images of flood destruction depict destroyed homes and buildings, damaged possessions, and decimated roadways. However, what you can't see can be just as dangerous. Floodwaters often become contaminated with sewage or chemicals. Gas leaks and live power lines can be deadly, but are not obvious at first glance.

WRN-AmbassadorStay Informed
Avoid Flood Waters
Avoid Disaster Areas
Heed Road Closed and Cautionary Signs
Wait for the "All Clear"
Contact Your Family and Loved Ones

 

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