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Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning

Overview
A hurricane or tropical storm warning means that, within 24 hours, hurricane or tropical storm conditions are favorable for designated areas.

Procedures
When a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued:

  • Follow instructions issued by civil defense.
  • Leave immediately if ordered to do so.
  • Complete preparation activities, such as boarding up windows and storing loose objects.
  • Wedge sliding glass doors to prevent their lifting from their tracks.
  • Turn up your refrigerator to maximum cold and don't open unless necessary.
  • Evacuate areas that might be affected by storm surge flooding.
  • If evacuating, leave early and leave food and water for pets (shelters will not take them).
  • Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.
  • Use phone only for emergencies.


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