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Hurricane guide: Tips for staying safe, how to prepare, and reading the radar

Getting ready for an approaching hurricane can feel overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the essential tasks and when to do them, how to stay safe and how to read the radar.

  • Stay safe when checking post-storm damage

    Stay safe when checking post-storm damage

    Things are dangerous when a hurricane is blowing through – but a storm’s aftermath often causes more deaths than the storm itself. The reason? The cleanup. Hazards abound, including the potential for thinking we’re all in the clear when we’re not. So here’s a primer on how to stay safe when checking...

  • 7 ways to prepare your home for Hurricane Florence

    7 ways to prepare your home for Hurricane Florence

    Don’t scramble at the last minute to prepare for Hurricane Florence. It’s strengthening and forecast to become “a dangerous major hurricane” Monday, potentially causing storm surges at the coast and freshwater flooding, the National Hurricane Center said. While the exact path of the system is unclear,...

  • How to keep your home, and what's inside it, safe

    How to keep your home, and what's inside it, safe

    With a hurricane bearing down, there’s no question you’ll want to keep you and your family safe, not to mention your house – and what’s inside it. Here is how you can do that. Openings: If your house doesn’t have shutters or impact resistant windows, cover them with plywood. Garage doors should...

  • Tips to keep kids entertained in a storm

    Tips to keep kids entertained in a storm

    Children add a whole new element to preparing for and riding out a storm. Here are some tips for keeping your youngest family members safe and entertained if a storm hits: Before the storm Let kids help to shutter your home. Children should not handle hurricane panels, but they can hold tools and...

  • How to safely clean up all that post-storm debris

    How to safely clean up all that post-storm debris

    It took about three months to clean up the piles of debris left in South Florida after Hurricane Irma, with the cost surpassing $200 million. Waste haulers were accused of jacking up their rates and servicing whoever would pay the most, regardless of contractual obligations with local governments....

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