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lex FIRST TO KNOW S2) WEATHER 2022 SEVERE WEATHER SURVIVAL GUIDE KEEPING YOU SAFE THIS STORM SEASON ORE TO KNOW WEATHER THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED AND PROTECTED. i” PHONE/TABLET TABLE OF CONTENTS Soe eon For Your Pets Pee eotenae Soca one rm Facts: Thunderstorms Fa che id This Hurricane PLO P02 a6) ce @ ss Ses @)) CASANOVA NURSE CHIEF METEOROLOGIST The hurricane season of 2020 was remarkable for several reasons, related to meteorological phenomena. lemic of the modern era fo safe in a tropical storm s It didn’t help matters that the storms gathered ear year in a row and seemed to roll onto the map fro! belt in the following months, run on the normal identify storms Getting 30 named systems in 2020 caused a list of names, for only th resorting to the Greek alphabet ti letter nam strength and impact ey hit Despite all t sed the Gulf, that did ch or warning was Wakull along the en tropical storm w. Even with a high number of sto: guaranteed. But re k, being ready of getting ossible, CASANOVA NURSE CHIEF METEOROLOGIST 7 HURRICANE SURVIVAL CHECKLIST MUST HAVE SUPPLIES 1? Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm) Cellular Phone and Car Charger Drinking Water (1 gallon per person per day) Prescription Medicine (2-week supply) Camera Books, Magazines and Toys Ice Chest and Ice Disposable Plates, Glasses and Utensils Manual Can Opener Battery-operated TV/Radio and Clock Spare Batteries Flashlights or Lantern Toilet Paper Diapers and Wipes Baby Food and Formula First Aid Kit Plastic Tarp Sheeting Duct or Masking Tape Nails, Rope, Lumber and Tools Leather-Palm Work Gloves Plastic Garbage Bags Insect Repellent and Sunscreen Dried Fruits and Nuts Oo ©} Soap and Detergent Portable Camping Solar Shower Unscented Bleach for Sterilization Tincture of lodine or Water Purification Tablets Pet Food and Medicine Fire Extinguisher Fuel for Generators and Cars Propane Gas for Grills Charcoal and Lighter Fluid Waterproof Matches and Sterno Non-perishable Food Powdered Milk, Evaporated Milk or Parmalat Canned Meats or Fish Canned Fruits and Vegetables Dried Foods Peanut Butter and Jelly Canned Soups/Chili Crackers/Cookies Coffee and Tea Disinfectant Cereal Pudding Rain Gear Emergency Management: (850) 674-8075 Sheriff (850) 674-5049 Gulf Coast Electric Coop Inc.: (850) 639-2216 Talquin Electric: (850) 379-8681 FLORIDA EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS Emergency Management: (386) 758-1125 Sheriff: (386) 752-9212 Solid Waste: (386) 758-1348 Columbia County Utilities: (386) 719-7565 Emergency Management: (850) 653-8977 ‘Animal Control: (850) 670-4733, Sheriff: (850) 670-8500 Solid Waste: (850) 670-8167 Gulf Coast Electric: (850) 639-2216 Emergency Management: (850) 875-8642 ‘Animal Control: (850) 875-8658 Sheriff: (850) 875-8880 Solid Waste: (850) 875-8658 Fire Services: (850) 875-8690 Talquin Electric: (850) 878-4414 Emergency Management: (386) 792-6647 Sheriff: (386) 792-1001 Solid Waste: (386) 792-1020 Suwannee Valley Electric: (386) 362-2226 ‘Tri County Electric: (386) 838-2326 Emergency Management: (850) 482-9678 ‘Animal Control: (850) 718-0021 Sheriff: (850) 482-9664 Solid Waste: (850) 482-9629 Utlities: (850) 482-9633 West Florida Electric Co.: (850) 593-6491 Gulf Power: (800) 225-5797 Emergency Management: (850) 342-0211 ‘Animal Control: (850) 926-0902 Sheriff: (850) 926-7171 Solid Waste: (850) 926-3153 Talquin Electric: (850) 926-7422 8 = 2 FLORIDA EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS Emergency Management: (386) 249-1950 Sherif: (886) 249-1222 ‘Suwannee Valley Electric: (386) 362-2226 Emergency Management: (850) 488-5921 ‘Animal Control: (850) 891-2950 Sherif: (850) 922-3300 Solid Waste: (850) 606-1800 Volunteer Center: (850) 606-1970 Tallahassee Utilities: (850) 891-4968 Talquin Electric: (850) 877-2111 Emergency Management: (850) 643-2339 Sherif: (850) 643-2235 Solid Waste: (850) 643-2778 Gulf Coast Electric: (850) 639-2216 Talquin Electric: (850) 379-8681 Emergency Management: (850) 973-3698 ‘Animal Control: (850) 973-6495, Sheriff: (850) 973-4151 Solid Waste: (850) 973-2611 ‘Tri County Electric: (800) 999-2285 Emergency Management: (386) 364-3405 Sherif: (886) 364-3222 Solid Waste: (386) 364-6612 ‘Suwannee Valley Electri: (386) 362-2226, Emergency Management: (850) 838-3575 ‘Animal Control: (850) 838-3525 Sheriff (850) 584-7017 Solid Waste: (850) 838-3533 ‘Tri County Electric: (850) 838-2326 Emergency Management: (850) 745-7200 ‘Animal Control: (850) 926-0902 Sherif: (850) 926-7171 Solid Waste: (850) 926-3153 ‘Tri County Electric: (850) 926-7422 5 8 "> COUNTY GEORGIA Emergeney Management 228) 734-3019 = M = J (ej = N (on Sheriff (229) 734-3002 Health Department: (229) 734-5226 co iN TACT Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 iN] U isis J Camilla City Public Works: (229) 336-2212 Emergency Management: (229) 686-6588 EMS: (229) 686-5779 Sheriff: (229) 686-2091 Health Department: (229) 686-5411 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (229) 686-5648 Emergency Management: (229) 263-4262 South Georgia Ambulance: (229) 278-5911 Sheriff (229) 263-7558 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (229) 263-9409 Emergency Management: (912) 487-3700 EMS; (912) 487-5211 Sheriff: (012) 487-5316 Health Department: (912) 487-2199 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (912) 487-2398 Emergency Management: (229) 616-7417 Sheriff: (229) 616-7430 Health Department: (229) 891-7100 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 Solid Waste: (229) 616-7405 Public Works: (229) 616-7480 Non-Emergency: (229) 616-7025 Emergency Management: (229) 896-2274 Mid-Georgia Ambulance: (229) 633-3593 Sheriff (228) 896-7471 Health Department: (229) 896-7527 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (229) 549-6989 "> COUNTY GEORGIA cmeency Management 29) 240-3012, SS (229) 248-3869 EMERGENCY EMS: (229) 248-3001 CONTACT Sheriff (229) 248-3044 | U M B is R iJ Road Department: (229) 248-3037 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 Solid Waste: (229) 465-3188 Emergency Management: (229) 723-3029 Sheriff: (229) 723-3214 Health Department: (229) 723-3707 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 Emergency Management: (229) 559-8500 Statenvile Fire: (229) 559-3827 Sherif: (229) 559-5603, Solid Waste: (229) 559-6538 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Road Department: (229) 559-7343 ‘Senior Center: (229) 559-0664 Emergency Management: (229) 378-2271 EMS: (229) 377-6413 Sheriff (229) 377-5200 Road Department: (229) 377-4602 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 Solid Waste: (228) 377-4602 Emergency Management: (229) 482-3389 EMS: (229) 482-8417 Sherif: (229) 482-3540 Health Department: (229) 482-3204 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (229) 482-3161 TS Emergency Management: (229) 671-2790 Sherif: (229) 671-2900 ‘Advanced Disposal: (229) 244-2466, Valdosta City Services: (229) 242-2600 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-217 ‘Senior Center: (229) 245-8820 | U M B is RS Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Center: (229) 388-1889 Camilla City Public Works: (229) 336-2212 StS Emergency Management: (229) 336-2072 Sherif: (229) 336-2030 Health Department: (229) 336-2055 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Sanitation: (229) 336-8400 Public Works: (229) 336-2048 Emergency Management: (220) 524-8956 EMS: (228) 524-5816 Sheriff: (229) 524-5115 Road Department: (229) 524-5639 Health Department: (229) 524-2577 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Senior Citizens Center: (229) 524-2831 Seminole Sanitation: (229) 861-2064 THOMAS Emergency Management: (229) 225-4190 EMS: (229) 225-4114 Sherif: (229) 225-3300 Public Works: (229) 226-4389 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Thomasville Soid Waste: (229) 227-7001 Emergency Management: (229) 388-6060 Sherif: (229) 388-6020 EMS: (229) 388-7924 Public Works: (229) 382-5248 Health Department: (229) 386-8373 Georgia State Patrol: (229) 524-2177 Division of Aging Services: (912) 285-6097 GEORGIA CII neryonsy Managonont @29) 750-412 EMS: (229) 758-4113 5 M 5 as (c) = N CY Sheriff: (229) 758-3421 co | TACT Health Department: (229) 758-3344 EVACUATION CRECKIEISIG OU eart ts tel ao See pee eee ce eee ee eee ee eee co core ch motorized shutter eka ote) provide sun and burglary protection V cove cere Ste ates et ree Pa earerere tr ee eas epee erence eer eee en eae tty eet ee erent and tested a Pere re eter tee tet a ee eee: eee eee) ae ene to use ithe panels should be measured, cere ee ee reel Se pea tarts ee cero a LLr—C EVACUATION PLAN ‘A the beginning of each hurricane season, you need to review practlce and uate your family plan. Everyone should have a role inthe pan, including cicren, EVACUATION To find out you aren an evacuation zone, reference pages 148. you are, decide your tary can stay with fiends or relatives outsice evacuation zones wha ive ina hurricane: safe house. Assign responsibilty for food, water and must have supplies, ‘Another option is to evacuate to an inland hotel LEAVING THE AREA Plann leaving as eaty 9s possible, but conser evacuating 10s of miles not 100s, Flying out: Be prepared for airpoct closings ful or cancelled fights Driving out: Topical storms and hurricanes ate notorious or changing ection. youcve oi you may find yourself hace rectly into a treatened aa, or you Couid get rapped afi, Leave eary andhave a alternative evacuation plan LAST RESORT EVACUATION [An evacuation shelter should be your last resort. Do not go until you hear ftom oflas that ‘the specie shoter has opened, Setters wl be crowed and uncomfortable, Be sureto bring: plows blankets, food, water prescription medicine, smal toys, games and books (or young chidren, no pels, alcohol or firearms alowed, IF YOU DO NOT EVACUATE + Reto your home por o huicane season + Install shutters or check shutters to ensure that they ae operable. + Use te lst of must nave supplies on page + Identity a sate room in your house. safe room has no windows and wl protect your fam if your house should break apart curing a storm, Examples area large interior closet. hallway, bathroom or staal + Designate an outof own emergency contact, + Consider using the Red Cross website: wusafeanduelLorg SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS Iryou oF someone you know reqites non-crtieal medical support, preregister wth your county office af emergency management fora Spacal Care shelter Ering supplies for three days Including food, water, medicine, nebulizer ancl cen equipment you have & breathing problem, the American Lung Assocation suggests geting a docio’s recommendation fr your special medleal needs curing a severe weather emergency Keep extra macical items on hand in ease of severe weather emergency such as Have a backup battery for ventaters, + Have a backup oxygen cycler (48-hour supply + Ask your medical supply vendor about services they provide in the event ofa hurricane andior power fare IN GENERAL + Crock wth your employer for any special job responsbives whon a stom threatens Make sure they understand that you wil require me to prepare your home ana famiy + Assign an emergency meeting place in case your family gets separated PROTECTING YOUR Ole = 6 ‘Before huricane warnings, ind out what storm damages your home Insurance covers and whether you need to acd more protectin. Ifa humieane destoyed your home, ‘would your insurance cover the costo rebuld? + Dorrt walt unt a storm is threatening offshore to find out. = tyouro ike most people, you probably don't have more than a vague idea about Wwnat your poley covers and whatitdoeent The canger that you may thnk you're adequately protected when you are not By some estimates, close to two-thirds of US, homes ate underinsured + How does happen? Sometimes people make home improvements without telng ther insurance agents. Or, poly limits simply haven't kept up with apily {escalating bullcing costs. Sometimes poiies have special exclusions of restctons thathomeouners don realize are there. + Fotda av now mandates that insurance companies include an easy to undestane Coverage chest wth every homeowner's insurance palcy. Among cther tings, the Ist wil snow costs, coverage its and exclusions. Rw aso detallhow much the polleyolder wuld receive [and for Now long] the name were destroyed, Your overal insurance mts the fst thing to check since that could come into play Wath a cestructve storm, Ideally, you want» let high enough to cover the cost of Febuicna your house on the same ste, not incucing the value ofthe land Hyou have ‘8 mortgage on your home, your lender may reqare you to carry enough insurance to Feplace your home, but cannot require more than tat even if your mortgage Is for 3 Inoner amount. + fyour init looks too low, ask your insurance agent to evaluate your station, The ‘market value of your home might be tiviee the ln ut that doesr"t necessary mean the ints wrong, Property values ae changing rapialy and it canbe very efit to separate the replacement cost of te bung from the cost ofthe lan. + fyou disagree with the agent's estimation of replacement value, you can get a Second opinion. There aro valuation sites sich as wwrbluebedk net, wee (or @ ‘ominal fee) you can obtain an ofine report. youve an expensive nome, ith many custom fostures, kmay be worthufle to poy fora professional appalsal + Youl also want to review your policy's lmitations and excusions. Peripheral Sstuctues sich as pool sed, detached garages, pool screens and fences may not be covered at al. + Your policy also may lint or excise coverage fr items such as bons, cars era, ash. guns, silverware jewelry urs, antiques, electronics, business equipment and Fecords Ifyou want adequate coverage fr those toms, youll prabably need to Buy fra coverage of a separate policy = The biggest exclusion in homeowmer polices i loos damage, which has been a huge iesue for homeotnersn Lousiana and Missssippl whore homes were damaged ‘or destroyed by Hunicane Karna, Even f wind dives the waves, homeowner poliaes Won't caver floed damage. = tyoulive ina flood hazard zone, yout mortgage lender will requ food Insurance. you evn your home free and clea, or you lve outside the hazard zone, flood coverage ISoptional but feoding is stl areal sk. Many homes flooded during Katana were not, Inhazara zones. + Something called “law and orcinance” coverage fs optonal for everyone, but without it your policy wont pay the extra cost of ebuilesng to meet current bug codes, + A safer way to save money i to neroase your deductible, particulary for non hurricane coverage. youre sill t $500, rasingit to $1000 isa good idea. you have an expensive house, you might want to opt fr $2,000 or higher The harrcane ‘eckictisle most Bly 2 percent ofthe insured value can also ean be increased You ‘oul afford to pay more out of pocket for storm damage = The best way to prepare for higher decictibles fs to maintain an emergency reserve Ina bank or credit union accourt ora money-market fund. Savings bonds less than a year old can also function as an emergency fund since they can be cashed at any time, PROPERTY CHECKLIST Keep vital ay Parent ec eete een ete et tar cae) Dees ee ey Set Se ee ee Pesaran ert ete eee res ee ay eemr eat See SPECIAL NEEDS CHECKLIST ict eet See ear e ote eee ern! ee et ene thatthe same People vt et Affaire Disaster _ rt eo EVACUATION PLAN SENIORS/SPECIAL NEEDS GENERAL CHECKLIST Assemble a disaster supply kit ‘Arrange for someone to check on you, Pian and practice the best escape routes from your home. Pian for transportation if you need to evacuate Find the safe place in your home for each type of emergency. Have a plan to signal the need for help. Post emergency phone numbers near the phone. Ifyou have home health care service, plan ahead for emergency procedures. Teach those who may need to assist you how to operate necessary equipment, Have emergency supplies packed and ready in one place before disaster strikes. YOU SHOULD ASSEMBLE ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO LAST AT LEAST 3 DAYS + Assemble the supplies you would need in an evacuation, both medical and general supplies. + Store them in an easy-to-carty container such as a backpack or duffel bag, + Be sure your bag has an ID tag. + Label any equipment, such as wheelchairs, canes or walkers that you would need, FOR YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS First aid kit Prescription medicines: list of medications including dosage, list of any allergies Extra eyeglasses and hearing aid batteries Extra wheelchair batteries and oxygen List of the style and serial numbers of medical devices such {as pacemakers + Medical insurance and medicare cards + List of doctors and emergency contacts + Other needed items GENERAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES + Battery-powered radio and flashlight with extra batteries for each + Change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes + Blanket or sleeping bag + Extra set of keys + Cash and credit cards + Personal hygiene supplies + Phone numbers for local and nor-local relatives or friends, (in case you are injured) + Insurance agent's name and number 1 EVACUATION PLAN SENIORS/SPECIAL NEEDS CONT’D FOOD AND WATER EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. + Recommended water supply is one gallon per day per person (pian for at least 3 days). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers that you are able to handle. Identify the storage date and replace every 6 months. + Non-perishable food supplies including any special foods you require. Choose foods that are easy to store and carry, nutritious and ready to eat. Be sure to rotate them regularly. + Include a manual can-opener you are able to use. + Remember, non-perishable food for all pets. GOING TO A SHELTER MAY BE NECESSARY Shelters may be opened if: + Adisaster affects a large number of people. + The emergency is expected to last several days. Be prepared to go to a shelter if: + Your area is without electrical power + There is a chemical emergency affecting your area + Flood water is rising + Your home has been severely damaged + Police or other local officials tell you to evacuate Services provided at a shelter: + Food + Temporary Shetter + Basic First Aid To learn about shelters serving your area: « Listen to your battery-powered radio. + Visit IF YOU NEED TO EVACUATE + Coordinate with your home care provider for evacuation procedures. + Try to carpool, if possible. + Ifyou must have assistance for special transportation, call your local officials or 21. + Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. + Take your Disaster Supplies Kit. + Lock all windows and doors in your home. + Use the travel routes specified or special assistance provided by the local officials. Don't take any short cuts, since they may be unsafe. + Notify shelter authorities of any needs you may have. They will do their best to accommodate you and make you comfortable. IF YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME... + Shut off water, gas and electricity if instructed to do so and if you know how. Gas must be tured back ‘on by a professional. + Let others know when you leave and where you are going, + Make arrangements for pets; animals other than working animals may not be allowed in public shelters. ese Rd ra eursd ou ek os Rn Sa rc ees Pee nec ee) PREPARATION FOR YOUR PET ‘They depend upon our care, and planning for their safety before the storm strikes and after it has passed is a pet owner's responsibility. Think now about where your pet will spend the storm: At home with you? At the home of a friend? At your veterinarian’s office or a kennel? In a pet-friendly shelter? Here are things you can do now to start getting your pet ready for hurricane season and some tips to remember for storm day and beyond, + Have your pet microchipped so It can be identified and reunited with you if you are separated. A collar with tags can be lost during a storm, + Get your pet acclimated to a locking crate or carrier. Ifit connects the carrier only with an unwelcome trip to the vet, put the carrier out now and put treats in it so your pet becomes familiar with it and is less resistant to entering the carrier on hurricane day. + On storm day, keep your pet in the cartier with a towel draped over it to create a den-lke place. It will provide a. comforting atmosphere for pets, who often sense that something is wrong before humans do. + A frightened pet may bolt for its secret hiding place. if you decide abruptly to evacuste, you may not have time to search the house for your pet. + Keep a small pet in the carrier when you get into the car. Wind, rain, or flying debris may cause you to drop a pet you're carrying, and it may run away. + Don't leave your pet behind alone; imagine what it must go through. + Evacuation may last far longer than you expect when you leave, You may think you'll be gone only overnight, You could be gone for days or weeks. + Most public shelters will not accept pets. A few offer a pet friendly shelter. Call the shelter in your area, and plan ahead of time. + Some hotels relax their no-pet rules during disasters. Visit for lists of pet-friendly lodgings. + Your vet or kennel may offer accommodations during hurricanes. Now is the time to find out what's available. + Before the storm, take a picture of your pet alone and one of you with your pet. If your pet should be lost, the photo will be useful in making fliers and describing your pet to animal shelter workers. The picture of you with your pet will help reassure workers that the pet really belongs to you. + Be attentive to your pet even after the storm blows through. Streets and yards may be full of debris. Nails, broken glass, splinters and other objects can injure a pet. Fences that kept a pet in place may be blown ‘down. Don't let your pet walk through puddles or play in creeks or gutters. The water may be energized by downed power lines or contaminated with oll, gas or sewage, The current may be swift enough to knock ‘down and drown an animal, + I's easy for animals to become disoriented, and there will be lots of unusual smells and things to explore that may be hazardous. ‘Wild animals displaced by the storm may wander into residential areas: anything from raccoons and snakes to fire ants. Keep your pet away from them. 13 GENERATORS / POWER OUTAGES POWERING UP YOUR GENERATOR ‘All generators operate diternty, but hese guidelines should work with most + Check the fue! eve you must ad ful be sure generators coolest down, (Do net overt + Check the ollvel and check the fer {Check vatage slecor to make sure matches the typeof apoliation you are ‘connecting to. (Choose between "2O.VOLTS and ZOVOLT/240) Moe the generator ats to well ventiste area Place on a fir level surface Connect a heavy duty, outdoor ted power cord tothe generator, or connect appliances drectlyto te generator, 1 Letthe ganortorsuarm up Before turing the rcv bresker back on GASOLINE Some generators operate on unleaded gasoline. Others use diesel fuel Five gallons of ‘98 il power a 5:600.wnt generator fr about eight ours, One gallon of gol ower a 3000-wett generator for about 32 hous ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES ‘You wil also need muti galon, vented container or storing gasoline illbefoe sterm comes. engine ol an outdoor rated extension cord and aeatbon moncxide detect CARING FOR YOUR GENERATOR + Never overt with gas 1 Donet use stale of contaminated gas. {Tu fue valve off when transporting o storing the gonecatr Ths keeps fuel rom ding engine ol and damaging engine, + When string 2 generator for more than fo mons, rain fuel andor ade foe condtioner to tp tof folowing drectons on te labo, + Change ol regu, according to your modes manual 1 Change iter regulary, according te your model's menual, SAFETY TIPS “The sks (you don’ do itrght carbon menaxde poisoning, electrocution, re ad 1 Never et watercome in contact wth the generator {Never run your goneratorin a garage because the carbon monoxide exhausts tox. Find a wellvented space, but be su the generator sit postianed outside an pen window or any ake vert Use a battery-powered carbon manoxide detector + Biwoys tum the engine of before refueling and let the generator eon 2 Donet spit et enn grit 1 Store fel and generatorin aveninted area and away fom natural gos water henete, Vapors can ercape from cored cane and fans, than rave! to he plot ght andignte + Neve feed power fom a pertable generator into a wall outlet This can kil inemen + Dont use power cords thet are frayed: Tas can couse are, Be sre al prongs ere intact and that the cord ottcoor sated, The cords watlage or amps must ot be "mol than the sum ofthe connected appanes loads, POWER OUTAGE CHECKLIST Piease be patient. Power suppliers wll provide eee eccre peri ar ss Enea oe al pena ieee < Pee rer un RESTORING ELECTRICAL SERVICE Seeecee nec) eens that accompanies the generator that enter ee Pepe eeeerer ere han reece) er peer EVACUATION ) ZONES & ROUTES . STORM FACTS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PR Ce RCs CORSE emu nc ts Pr mirreaem une mCy Sree CIE ats oi ums e- eo eer eee cur ees cnr s Sa lightning, including lightning strikes Uae oa TF Ue er a lightning in Florida than in a Tr Ie Rees Tee larger, or tornadoes, or a combination rrr Severe storms are encountered ree ae CI ue ny ter and spring months, and eee eee Cet AC nto aN Cea a ono! an intense flow of air moving out of a eet RM Rs) ieee cet MLM Se eet Cored ee Re ene Pert} STAYING SAFE DURING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS) Se @ Know the risk of possible severe thunderstorms by monitoring forecasts from the ABC 27 First To Know Weather Team. Go inside if you hear thunder less than 30 seconds after seeing lightning, Wait at least 30 minutes after the final thunder rumble to return outdoors. M Listen for the issuance of a severe thunderstorm watch or a severe thunderstorm warning. Remain alert during a severe thunderstorm watch. Take action during a severe thunderstorm warning. Quickly move to a small interior room, without windows, on the lowest floor of your secured-foundation home or building. Avoid using electrical equipment or contact with such items. Avoid windows in wind gust situations, Avoid water or other sources of water transport, such as plumbing Mf caught outdoors, seek shelter in a nearby building or an enclosed metal vehicle. If one is not available, crouch down while remaining on your heels and cover your head as a last resort. Do not lie flat. Do not seek shelter under a tree or open structure. There is no 100 percent-effective safety measure against lightning when outdoors. I Mobile homes are not safe in strong wind gusts. Find sturdier shelter safely but immediately. 16 STAYING SAFE DURING TORNADOES I Be aware of possible severe weather events by monitoring forecasts from the ABC 27 First To Know Weather Team Ml Listen for the issuance of a tornado watch or a tornado warning. Remain alert during a tornado watch. Take action during a tornado warning Quickly move to a small interior room, without windows, on. the lowest floor of your secured-foundation home or building. Crouch down against a wall, covering your head with your arms or other protective material such as a towel. Avoid doors and electrical equipment. Min open indoor areas, find shelter under a structure like a table or desk, and cover your head If caught outdoors or on the road and sturdy shelter is not available, find refuge in a low-lying area such as a ditch or creek bed, and cover your head. The crevice of a highway overpass is not a safe sheltering place. Mobile homes are not safe in strong wind gusts. 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