Hurricane Watch & Hurricane Warning


Hurricane conditions are likely within 24-36 hours

  • Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for reports.
  • Check emergency supplies.
  • Fuel car.
  • Bring items like lawn furniture, toys and garden tools indoors. Fasten or anchor down things that you can’t bring indoors.
  • Closing and board up windows.
  • Remove outside antennas.
  • Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings.
  • Open refrigerator only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
  • Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles and cooking utensils.  Get as much out as you can.
  • Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.  If these can be copied to a portable external drive, you can bring it with you, should you need to leave.
  • Review evacuation plan.
  • Moor boats securely or move to a designated safe places. Use rope or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tie-downs to anchor trailer to the ground or house.


Hurricane conditions are expected in 24 hours or less.

  • Listen constantly to a battery-operated radio or television for official instructions.
  • If in a mobile home, check tie-downs and evacuate immediately.
  • Stay out of elevators.

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