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Hurricane SafetyEyeing the Storm

The Atlantic hurricane season is June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. On average there are six hurricanes, three of which are categorized as "Major", each year. History provides important examples of the potentially dangerous impact hurricanes have and the need to be prepared. 

PREPAREFOR THE STORM

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Charge all phones and communication devices.

Unplug all electronics and move them as high as possible. 

If recommended, turn off breakers to avoid power surges.

WEATHERTHE STORM

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Stay indoors during hurricanes and away

from windows and glass. 

 

Never operate a portable generator

inside your home.

 

Never connect a generator

directly to home unless a transfer switch has been installed.

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Always use GFCIs in areas where water and electricity may come in contact.

RECOVER FROM THE STORM

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Do not use electrical equipment and electronics including receptacles that have been submerged in water.

 

Have a qualified electrician inspect any water damaged electrical equipment and electronics.

 

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Stay away from downed power lines. If you encounter a downed power line, stay at least 35 feet away and do not touch the line or anything that may bein conatct with the line. 

 

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