After a Hurricane Checklist A checklist of many items you need to be prepared after a hurricane strikes

After a Hurricane Checklist A checklist of many items you need to be prepared after a hurricane strikes
AFTER A HURRICANE Checklist
CLEAN-UP TIME
Having the correct post-disaster information, following local authorities’ safety
procedures, and inspecting your home properly will mitigate the stress after the
storm and prevent injuries or further damage.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION
❑❑ Continue listening to the radio for the latest updates
❑❑ Use family communications plan; if you are separated from your family, contact the local authorities,
FEMA or the American Red Cross
SAFETY
❑❑ Return home only when officials have announced it is safe
❑❑ Drive only when necessary; avoid flooded roads and possible weakened bridges and roads
❑❑ Avoid the outdoors in case of debris, rubble, weakened roads or sidewalks and exposed or fallen
electrical wires
❑❑ Even after the storm has ended there is still a danger of flooding and additional rainfall
❑❑ Do not use candles because there could be a gas leak
❑❑ Be cautious and safe when cleaning up any wreckage or debris
❑❑ Avoid drinking water from the tap until you have been informed it is not contaminated
HOME INSPECTION
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lnspect inside and outside of home for damage and safety hazards
Check for gas leaks
Check for structural damage
Check for loose power lines or other electrical damage
Check for sewage and waterline damage
Check fridge for spoilage
Check for wild animals who might have taken refuge in your home
Stay out of the home if there are remaining flood waters
Document damages in writing and with photos
Report damages to insurance provider
Take down boards protecting windows
List modified from FEMA.org and BePrepared.com®
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