Hurricane Irma threatened homes as it swept through the island of St. Martin on Wednesday.Hurricane Irma made landfall this week in the Caribbean as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded.On Wednesday, Irma struck land for the first time, hitting the island of Barbuda with winds of up to 185 miles per hour.
It passed over St. Martin and Anguilla as it headed west, leaving a path of destruction.Puerto Rico was largely unscathed, but most of its households lost power. The storm was expected to reach South Florida this weekend, according to our hurricane path tracker.
A hurricane is a type of tropical storm that arises in the southern Atlantic or the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the United States, Mexico or the Caribbean islands. With wind speeds reaching 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour, these storms can cause catastrophic property and personal damage. Learning to protect yourself from a hurricane is essential if you live in susceptible areas, notably the southeastern United States.
Hurricane Safety Tips
●Enter the season prepared.
●Know all evacuation routes if you live close to the coast.
●Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm shutters.
●Have proper tools, supplies, and a first aid kit.
●Have plenty of batteries and flashlights
●Always have plenty of non-perishable foods on hand.
When A Watch Or Warning Is Issued
●Leave low lying areas.
●Protect windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters.
●Secure outside objects.
●Make sure you have plenty of fuel and water.
●Have several days supply of food and water for each family member.
●If called to evacuate, do so immediately.
Before This Storm
●Be ready to put your plan and preparation into action.
●Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
●Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
●Have plenty of food and water.
●Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
●Have a secure room available.
During This Storm
●Stay in Secure Room.
●Stay away from windows.
●Do not use the phone, or candles.
●Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
●Have supplies on hand.
●Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.
After This Storm
●Make sure that all is definitely clear outside, and the storm has completely passed before going out.
●Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
●Use stored water and food.
●Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.
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If someone needs your help, give them strength, courage, and resolve to ride out this storm, bless for you!