Over the years during the hurricane season, we’ve often given tips on how to be prepared and stay ahead during this time. However, we’ve decided to switch it up and provide you guys with some helpful tips on things you should NOT do during the hurricane season whether it is before, during or after a hurricane has passed. These important tips maybe overlooked sometimes as people are often in shock after a serious hurricane, but it is always good to remember and know them.
Hurricane Season “Don’ts”
- Do Not Go Near Any Broken Windows Or Glass
In the event of a passing tropical storm or hurricane, it is often best to stay far away from any windows or glass that can be shattered. This is because with high winds, this glass (if broken) can be blown in your direction and if you’re close enough will injure you. When things have settled, meaning the storm has completed passed, you can venture into the areas to clean up, but while the hurricane is at its peak, it is best you stay far away.
- Do Not Use Candles For Light
It is always the possibility that your electricity may go off if there is a serious hurricane approaching. Therefore, persons are advised to stock up on flashlights and batteries. We strongly advise against person using candles as this can be very dangerous and could possibly start a fire if you are not careful. High winds may blow the candlelight fire and something unexpectedly catches. Be very mindful, two or three flashlights and enough batteries to last three days should suffice.
- Do Not Leave Home Until All Clear Is Given
Most countries under hurricane watch usually have a shut down time for all businesses. This is to ensure that all persons are off the road before the hurricane hits land. During the island wide shut down, persons are advised to stay indoors in the event there are roads which are impassible because of flooding, fallen trees or poles. Until the relevant departments have gone out there to make sure everything is safe, it is best persons do not leave home unless the all clear is given by government institutions.
- Do Not Drive Through High Waters
After several hours with constant down pour of rain, some areas tend to become flooded. This can either be before or after a hurricane. Persons should take initiative and not drive through high waters for a few reasons. One of these reasons being, they don’t know exactly how high the waters are and if it will damage their vehicle’s engine, or there could be a fallen pole somewhere close by that is still active. This can be a recipe for disaster. Your best solution would be to find an alternative road or at least wait until the water subsides and then try to drive through it if no danger presents itself.
- Do Not Park Your Car Near Trees
In the event you may need to evacuate, having a car is always a good asset, however, it is important you have the car parked in a safe area that it can be accessible and not be damaged by any close by fallen trees. If it means parking your car a little way from your home to avoid it being damaged, you can do that. But parking it right under a tree with the possibility that the tree can be uprooted is not a good move.
We do hope these tips were helpful to you and you share them with your loved ones. With four more months to go until the hurricane season ends, we hope you guys stay safe and you are well prepared. If you wish to read our other blogs, you can go ahead and visit our website at www.bestquotebb.com You can also request your home insurance quotation via the above link.