The Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1, 2022. Both tropical storms (with winds above 39 mph) and hurricanes (winds above 74 mph) can have deadly coastal storm surges and cause significant damage to your home and property and pose safety risks. As a local alarm system company in New Orleans, we understand the dangers storms pose to our community. We encourage you, our neighbors, to stay safe and observe these practices.
What to Do Before a Storm
- Store all outdoor materials like toys, tools, trash cans, and furniture inside a garage.
- Board up windows or close storm shutters.
- Trim dead or broken branches from trees.
- Move cars to the garage or higher ground. Be sure the tanks are filled with gas.
- Place an emergency bag in your vehicle filled with what you’d need if you need to leave quickly.
- Follow all warnings from local authorities.
- Make a family emergency plan.
- Develop several evacuation routes.
- Have an identified meeting place.
- Sign up for storm alerts and warnings. Download the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) app on your phone to receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service.
- Locate important documents and str in a waterproof container.
- Create an emergency kit.
- Be sure to have food that requires little special preparation or storage.
- Fill the bathtub and jugs with clean drinkable water.
- Invest in a generator and learn how to use it properly.
- Get battery packs to charge phones.
- Make arrangements to help evacuate vulnerable others, such as family friends, or neighbors.
- Get carbon monoxide detectors and professional alarm monitoring for your home.
How to Stay Safe During a Storm
- If your local authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation, listen and leave the area.
- Keep up to date with changing weather conditions
- DO NOT go outside until you hear from authorities that the storm has passed your area completely.
- Stay away from all windows and exterior doors.
- Do not leave your home unless it becomes damaged and dangerous or if authorities instruct you to do so.
- If you lose power, avoid a power surge by turning off all major appliances.
- Do not run a generator indoors.
Top Post Hurricane Safety Tips
- Return home only when officials deem it safe to do so.
- Do not walk or drive through floodwaters.
- Do not go near damaged buildings.
- Do not drink or cook with floodwater.
- Use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns, not candles if the power is out.
- Never use wet electrical devices.
- Follow best practices for water clean-up around the home.
About Abc Fire & Burglar Alarm- Home Security Systems Alarm Company New Orleans
As a local New Orleans company with over 20 years of experience, ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm is dedicated to protecting families and businesses in our community. We proudly service the New Orleans metropolitan area, including New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Destrehan, Luling, Houma, Gretna, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Slidell, Covington, Hammond, Laplace, and surrounding areas. Contact ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm at 504-889-9795