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Tips to staying safe during a storm

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

grey clouds in the sky Storm Season

Central Coast area summers are hot and winters are sometimes cold and wet. Through the year we can expect storms to come and go between September to May.

If a storm hits the local area, these are some tips for you to stay safe: 

  • Until advised it is safe, do not go outdoors
  • Stay away from broken power lines
  • Avoid standing water
  • Avoid any metal objects that may be close to broken power lines
  • Do not enter buildings and leave buildings with structural damage
  • Stay away from trees that are damaged
  • Stay out of floodwaters
  • Turn as off in the home or building if you smell as
  • Check on neighbors, especially if they have small children or there are those that are elderly or disabled in the home
  • Do not drive unless it is a must
  • Watch for damaged roads and bridges
  • Do not drive on flooded streets or bridges with water that is too high
  • Keep pets indoors
  • Make sure the sewer system is working before flushing or running water
  • Test battery powered smoke and CO alarms
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the home as lightning can cause fires 

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