In the midst of a very busy hurricane season, the National Weather Service reminds us that hazardous conditions can occur well ahead of (and well after) a hurricane’s arrival.
Ninety percent of hurricane-related deaths involve water from storm surge, inland flooding, rip currents and rough surf. How can you stay safe?
• Stay informed about tornadoes, which can form from hurricanes.
• Avoid walking through floodwaters that may contain pollution, debris, or wildlife.
• Check on vulnerable people, and avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration.
• Beware of downed power lines.
• Ensure proper use of generators to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.