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How to Survive a Hurricane

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Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/471526-How-to-Survive-a-Hurricane Don't wait until a storm is heading your way! Survive a hurricane with these safety precautions. Step 1: Plan ahead Plan ahead. Know the location of local shelters and how you'll evacuate if you don't have a car. If you have family members with special medical needs, ask local officials if there's a registry so they get help in the event of power outages. Pick a place for family members to meet in case you become separated, and designate an out-of-town friend as the person everyone calls to report that they're safe. Get flood insurance if you don't already have it. Tip Make sure you know how to shut off electricity, gas, and water in case you're instructed to do so. Step 2: Be prepared Have the following supplies on hand at the start of hurricane season: a 3-day supply of water that provides 1 gallon per person per day; a 3-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn't require cooking; a flashlight and extra batteries; a battery-powered radio that can receive broadcasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a first-aid kit; and a 7-day supply of medications. Tip The Atlantic and Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30; the Eastern Pacific is from May 15 through November. Step 3: Get ready If a hurricane warning is issued -- meaning one is expected in the next 36 hours -- bring in anything that can be tossed around by the wind; close and board up all windows and doors with 5/8" marine plywood, unless you have hurricane shutters; clear rain gutters and downspouts; trim trees and shrubs; put your refrigerator and freezer on the coldest setting; and fill your car's gas tank in case you're ordered to evacuate. Step 4: Go to a safe place If you live on the first or 2nd floor of a high rise, make plans to take refuge with neighbors between floors 3 and 10 when the storm begins. Residents who live above the 10th floor should evacuate, as should mobile home dwellers and anyone living on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway. Step 5: Do last-minute preparations Shortly before the storm is expected to start, fill your bathtub with water so you have an extra supply on hand. Unplug small appliances and sensitive electronics, and turn off propane tanks. Step 6: Ride out the storm When the storm starts, stay away from windows and glass doors and avoid using the phone. Go to your home's lowest level and stay in an interior room, closet, or hallway. Have a mattress or pillow to protect your head. Monitor weather conditions on your radio and don't leave your safe place until local officials say it's okay to do so. Step 7: Avoid post-storm dangers If you lose electricity, keep circuit breakers turned off until power is restored, then check for frayed wires. If you see any, call the power company. Leave the house immediately if you smell gas. If you're returning home, don't enter your house if floodwaters remain around the building; you see loose power lines or structural damage; or you smell a gas leak. If you have any safety concerns at all, stay elsewhere until your home is checked by a building inspector or structural engineer. Did You Know? 2/3 of the hurricanes that hit land in the United States between 1981 and 2011 struck the Gulf Coast. The other third hit the Atlantic Coast.
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FlameKiller 26 (1 day ago)
I always have hurricanes in my city every week and somedays
~Neko Chan~ (5 days ago)
What does the gas do to you?
Blue Acidball (11 days ago)
Step 1: Live in North Texas. Sure the landscape may be boring but at least hurricanes are less likely to hit you than in the South. Take that Becca!
Jenneth Benjamin (12 days ago)
Wait what happened to south -texas- at Joel osteens!
Mikaela Bryson (19 days ago)
I’m watching this even when I’m in Ohio
Deion the Don (20 days ago)
Lol one gallon of water per person per day
John A2007 (23 days ago)
I survived hurracane irma. I think am ready for another one.Oh wait, this is for people that can get flooded. I did not get flooded so i can just bord up my window and sleep
DA_ BOSS (26 days ago)
Why above floor 10?
DSX12kid kámè64 (1 month ago)
Hurricanes will never hit my area.
Wolf Master (1 month ago)
I was in Florida during hurricane Irma my family evacuated
im just watching this if a hurricane comes, no hurricane is coming near me.
Mint Chipz (1 month ago)
*_I doused to watch this when I was 4...._*
Carlos Jones (2 months ago)
I watching for if I movie to Florida
Fire Nut (3 months ago)
Idk why but when I was younger I watched this videos a lot so came back to watch them aww the memories
Jadianys vargas (3 months ago)
I was in hurracane maria
Stella Kato (3 months ago)
Thanks this really helped me and friends on our hurricane report.
Brock Everett (3 months ago)
I go outside and play around
Germany Berlin (3 months ago)
Just In Case I Have Storm Shuters
Australia Gaming (4 months ago)
Cyclone Irma Is About To Hit Me In Sydney. New South Wales. Australia. Speaking I Just Got A Hurricane Warning From The Australian Red Cross On My NOAA Weather Radio Which Services Sydney. New South Wales. Australia.
Australia Gaming (4 months ago)
In Me It Is Called A Cyclone Instead Of A Hurricane My Name Is Australia
Germany Berlin (3 months ago)
I Don’t Get Hurricanes In Berlin My Name Is Germany
ADRI _OK (4 months ago)
Hi I’m Sarahi I love you bye
Rainbow Unicorn love (4 months ago)
Sry I'm late but I see y'all talking about hurricane Irma. I'm all the way in Canada and I heard on the news that that hurricane was horrible. My prayers go out to my bff who moved to Florida not too long ago. Hope he's ok
RainbowRox790 (4 months ago)
What what will happens if someone farted
BountyThePaperTowel (4 months ago)
This video used to scare me when I was younger
I eduDnosioPelpruP (4 months ago)
I’m just thinking of when the next hurricane will strike Middle EST...
Turborun 23 (4 months ago)
Does the thumbnail move when scrolling for anyone else
Holten Clift 2027 (4 months ago)
wow love your vid I liked and subscribed and hit the bell
Holten Clift 2027 (4 months ago)
great vid
Nina Bird (5 months ago)
Thanks, this really helped me with my homework on hurricanes
Queen Mercy (5 months ago)
Private jet
Vlog Girls (5 months ago)
You can't go to a lower ground cause if you do you will drown
Mac S (5 months ago)
Hello Florida
AquaticEntity (6 months ago)
I remember in science class we were talking about both lab equipment and hurricane Florence. Two days after the initial news, our catchphrase became: “Beware the Fearful Flying Florence Flask!”
felix andersen (6 months ago)
But what if water flows inn
Caesar (6 months ago)
I’m going to dye!😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😭😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😢
Rah Mel (6 months ago)
And nobody is talking about Harvey, because I watched it during Harvey.
Juany Tellez (6 months ago)
Hurricane seasons over though Harvey will be remembered...
Lennie Vasquez (6 months ago)
Hurricane are awesome
anubis (6 months ago)
Why does my teacher obliged me to watch this? This ain't christian guys!
Velma Dinkley (7 months ago)
I FEEL SCARED 😥❄️❄️❄️ WE HAVE A FJORD IN NORWAY
A Me (7 months ago)
I have my fridge and freezer on the coldest all ready 😂😂😂
Emily munoz (7 months ago)
I only live where there are tornadoes every few years we had one back in 2015
Jhoana Lala (7 months ago)
Am I the only one who is watching even though she or he lives in a place where there is literally no chance of ever getting a hurricane
Madison GarciaDc (7 months ago)
I'm I the only one watching that does not have a hurricane coming
Anthony Harris (7 months ago)
what hapenes if u are in a 2 floor apartment
Pigeon The Cat (7 months ago)
The only hurricanes I get are the ones that knock the chair down in my backyard, and thats it.
Amy Omemine (7 months ago)
What about clothes and jackets ,pneumonia
Plush Plush (7 months ago)
They are also called Thyphoons and Cyclones
Juan Solano (8 months ago)
Evacuate! Now your safe.
Sean Ramos (8 months ago)
Why am I watching this I live in california
Vision Exotik (8 months ago)
I live on the 8th floor and I’m in Florida so Category 5 Hurricane is coming here wish me good luck
trapsicle (8 months ago)
Us west coast niggas never get hurricanes
Unikitty Cats (8 months ago)
I’m here again for Michael
The Cookie Queen (8 months ago)
I'm watching because of Hurricane Michael
April Allen (8 months ago)
thank you for this video
Nana Plays (8 months ago)
I watched this a year ago for fun now I’m watching it for real cuz micheal is coming
Paint Explosion (8 months ago)
I'm scared. We cant do anything to protect ourselves and Michael is LITERALLY like 12 hours away 😭😓😓😖
Paint Explosion (8 months ago)
@Fred- Animator13 thank you. God bless you as well 😊😁😁
Briley Does Stuff (8 months ago)
Hurricane Michael! #prayforflorida
Āÿęêż (8 months ago)
Hurricane Michael, I am so scared
Mylove Fortessa (8 months ago)
I’m here from hurricane Michael and I have to stay home in this scary storm, wish me luck guys
Mylove Fortessa (8 months ago)
Fred- Animator13 thank you so much 🙏
Mylove Fortessa (8 months ago)
Fred- Animator13 thank you 🙏 it’s getting real bad here
ShadowWingsYT Official (8 months ago)
Oh noes
Aplite (8 months ago)
I'm watching this for hurricane michael
LofiLifeKai (8 months ago)
Good luck with Michael everyone! Stay safe!
Jake Underwood (8 months ago)
*Here comes Hurricane Michael* I do not live in Florida, but I'll be vacationing RIGHT where it is going to hit. Prayers with everyone else in the hurricane
ChaseCain486 (8 months ago)
I live in the Pacific Northwest I'm Hurricane free :D
Vanessa Rendon-Lopez (8 months ago)
One day on August 24 2017 i had a hurricane called Huricane Harvey
Puggy Gacha (8 months ago)
Leave now or face certain death
Gomenasai Boi (8 months ago)
Hurrcaine is going pass Florida it's going to Mexico
Mark `naziR (9 months ago)
Pray for guyana
Paul Whitlow (9 months ago)
I live in Florida in a place that gets attacked by hurricanes a lot
Mia Starzz (9 months ago)
Why am I watching this live in England *Oh I know why beacuse there is a high chance of one coming at the end of September start of October*
Llama Queen (9 months ago)
Two words : survive Irma
Human Does Gaming (9 months ago)
I remember watching this like.. When I was 6. I remembered watching this video and remembering it. When there was Harvey, I was like OH HECK YES! So I clicked on this video first thing.
XxGacha_WolfzxX (9 months ago)
I'm in Maryland I'm not in the Hurricane But God bless your ppl in the Hurricane
I wish I watched before Florence
Jiuntae (9 months ago)
May god bless us all and keep us safe during Hurricane season It ends on November please stay sheltered!
Jiuntae (9 months ago)
I'm watching this because I have hurricane florence coming to Dominican Republic! It's gonna be my first hurricane if it does attack
martinbarrera8233 (9 months ago)
What we dont if we dont have a balcony
martinbarrera8233 (9 months ago)
We dont have a balcony
XDSOFi XD (9 months ago)
Who’s here cuz of florence
xxxtenicion fan (9 months ago)
Thanks for telling me because Myrtle Beach is having a hurricane is coming right to Woodruff right now or tomorrow
Willfull Overlord (9 months ago)
Jokes on you I'm from Europe...
BerserkZeta (9 months ago)
Good luck with Florence everybody! Be safe!
zachs fire truck (9 months ago)
Who's watching this for the future?
Ann-Marie Cabral (9 months ago)
boo
Unikitty Cats (9 months ago)
Who’s here for Hurricane Florence?
Alimo Eskimo (9 months ago)
Hurricane FLORENCE.
Derpy Dude (9 months ago)
Why I’m I watching this? I’m in the Middle East XD
Nirajan Pradhan (9 months ago)
Helpful information
Rochelle Douglas (9 months ago)
Hurricane🌀 Florence
Wheezing Person (9 months ago)
Florence might ki miiiiii
NevaehPlayz 4U (9 months ago)
I'm in Florence South Carolina. I dont have any info for hurricane florence so can you tell me?
Maria and mayas Art (9 months ago)
Am i the only onewatching just in case the storm were the golf of mexico is becomes a hurricane and we have to evacuate 😦 is ok hopefully God well take care of the peiple going trough a hurricane ☺
H Pn (9 months ago)
Sorry ..you can't prevent drowning.
Khamari (9 months ago)
anyone in nyc watching for hurricane florence just in case?
F.B.I (9 months ago)
Who's here because of Florence
異常T i S A M (9 months ago)
May god be with you, gordon is coming
NC gang, this hurricane light work.
Adán Montalvo (9 months ago)
Florence is coming ...

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