Before returning home after a storm moves through our area, be patient and allow time for first responders to assess if areas are safe. Only return from evacuations after the all-clear is given for your area, as roads may be closed or obstructed from debris. Stay clear of downed power lines, which may be live. Inspect homes with exterior damage assessments for safety issues. Never run generators, grills or other gas-operated appliances indoors.
The time to prepare for hurricane season is now. A few steps taken ahead of a storm can help keep you safe when a storm affects our area. Prepare now and stay safe this hurricane season!