When Hurricane Warning Is Issued

Published On: Oct 27 2011 03:18:56 PM CDT   Updated On: May 26 2009 11:33:10 AM CDT

A hurricane warning means sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are expected in the warned area within 24 hours or less.

  • Closely monitor radio, TV, or hurricane hotline telephone numbers for official bulletins.
  • Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if ordered to do so.
  • Complete preparation activities, such as putting up storm shutters, storing loose objects, filling up water containers, etc.
  • If evacuating, disconnect phone, gas and electricity as a precaution to prevent further damage.
  • If evacuating, leave early and if possible, during daylight hours.
  • Evacuate areas that might be affected by storm surge flooding.
  • Leave all mobile homes in any case.
  • Notify neighbors and family members outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.


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