Hurricanes can kill. I went through Andrew in
Houma, LA. when I lived there, and, hauled butt from Lili as I now
live in Lafayette, LA.
If you're right on the coast...leave. Riding out
a hurricane makes mice out of men! Don't sit around trying to plot
exact landfall and your position, this is mother nature not a chess
game. Hurricanes don't carry laptops or watch television.
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Sandbags work only if you use them properly.
Stacking them in the front of a door is an exercise in futility. Once
water comes up and stays up for a while it can migrate through your
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Wind from a Cat. 3 and above hurricane can blow
down trees, remove your roof and throw lightweight materials around
with great force. Not as violent as a tornado. Water oaks, pecans and
pine trees are the most vulnerable.
If you think you might leave make early
hotel reservations farther inland; at least 100 miles inland, and, for
2 days. You can always cancel if you donít go.
Wind speed and distance from the coast are
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Going back home could be rough if power is
knocked out and trees have fallen everywhere. Keep the car full of
gasoline and be ready for delays.
Problem: No Electricity
If you have a generator follow each and every
rule. They can electrocute you, catch fire and asphyxiate you.
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If youíre in a rural area, canít get out and
need something make a sign you can put out in the yard in front of
your home. People will be riding around after the storm with the
intent to help others.
Follow all other Hurricane preparation and safety
Here. and Here
Pass this on, good luck and be smart.