As Hurricane Dorian Nears Florida, Experts Urge Safety
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With category 3 Hurricane Dorian ravaging the Bahamas as it lumbers toward the east coast of Florida,the National Safety Council offered anyone in its path steps to stay safe.
First, the council urges residents to monitor Dorian's progress and heed government warnings.
It's vital to take a look at safety procedures you'll need during any severe weather. Families should have emergency plans and a safety kit handy.
The council urges everyone to keep an emergency kit at home and in the car. Kits should have the basic needs to sustain a family for at least 72 hours.
Your emergency plan should include several methods of evacuation and identify places to shelter. You should also make emergency contact lists in case families get separated. And learn how your town alerts residents when severe weather or a natural disaster is near.
Tips for staying safe in hurricanes include:
Tips for flash floods include:
Visit the American Red Cross for more on hurricane safety.
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