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During a Hurricane Warning

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A Hurricane Warning is issued when hurricane conditions - sustained winds of 74 mph or greater - are expected within 36 hours.

  • Continue monitoring local media for storm updates.
  • Complete preparation activities.
  • Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
  • Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
  • If you evacuate, leave early, take your emergency supplies and pets. Avoid roads that are closed, blocked or flooded.
  • Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going.
  • If you are ordered to evacuate and do not, you risk being cut off from police, fire and emergency medical services for an extended period of time.
  • Mobile home residents and those with special needs should always evacuate.
  • If you shelter-in-place, take family members, pets and emergency supplies into your safe room and remain there until local authorities tell you it is safe to come out.
  • Use battery-powered flashlights. Do not use candles or other open flames as light sources.
  • Do not go outside in the calm of the hurricane “eye;”  the storm is not over.  Intense winds will return from the opposite direction.