During a Storm

  • Monitor www.miamidade.gov and your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials. 
  • Stay indoors, preferably in a room with no windows. 
  • Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room or if you evacuate to a shelter. 
  • If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker. 
  • Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source. 
  • If you lose power, turn off all major appliances. 
  • Avoid using the phone and do not bathe or shower during the storm. 
  • Do not go outside during the eye of the storm. The calm is brief before hurricane-force winds return. 
  • Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress. 
  • Keep animals in their carriers or crate. 
  • Get in the tub or under your mattress if your home begins to come apart.
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