Stephen: Get Larry-ready with these hurricane preparedness tips
Published on September 9th, 2021 @ 5:34 PM
With a hurricane warning issued by Environment Canada for the metro area and tropical storm watches for other areas of Eastern NL, it’s a good time to go over the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador’s recommendations for hurricane preparedness.
Hurricane season officially runs from June through November when the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are warm enough to produce a tropical cyclone, a category of weather systems that includes tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. These systems bring mild temperatures, high winds and often heavy rain.
By taking these precautions you can help save lives and minimize property damage:
- Secure loose items around your house and clear drains and basins
- Trim branches and cut down dead trees
- Be prepared to move inland and go to higher ground
- Have an emergency kit available and be prepared for at least 72 hours, with food, water, batteries, a portable radio, and prescription medications.
- Stay up-to-date by monitoring forecast information and local news
Check this post from yesterday to make sure your emergency kit is ready to go, just in case.