Although the hurricane season is from June to November, September historically has the most hurricanes making landfall. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips after the storm hits.
- Stay out of floodwater. Don’t drive in flooded areas; your car can be swept away. If you must be in or near floodwater, wear a life jacket, especially if the water is rising.
- Never use a wet electrical device.
- Do not enter a damaged building until local authorities determine it is safe. Hurricanes can damage buildings and make them unsafe. Leave your home or building if you hear shifting or unusual noises. Strange noises could mean the building about to fall.
- Stay away from power lines.
- Drink safe water and eat safe food.
For more safety tips from the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov.
The best way to keep food safe, lights and pumps running, and communication devices operating is to have a portable generator. A-iPower reminds generator users to always be aware of carbon monoxide dangers and to operate a generator at least 20 feet away from windows, doors, and ventilation systems. Because carbon monoxide gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, always have a working carbon dioxide detector.
To view portable generator options, visit a-ipower.com.