Weather Alert

Hurricane Safety Tips from the Red Cross

Hurricane Laura made landfall around 1am this morning in southern Louisiana, and is headed our way. There’s still time to make sure we are as prepared as we can be. The following tips were issued by the Red Cross:

• Stay indoors.
• Don’t walk on beaches, riverbanks or in floodwaters.
• Use flashlights in the dark if the power goes out. Do NOT use candles.
• Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest
information and updates.
• Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain
dangerous insects or animals.
• Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities.

• Don’t walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Just six inches of fast-flowing water
can knock you over and two feet will float a car.
• If caught on a flooded road with rapidly rising waters, get out of the car quickly and
move to higher ground.
• Don’t walk on beaches or riverbanks.
• Don’t allow children to play in or near floodwater.
• Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage or contain
dangerous insects or animals.
• Stay out of areas subject to flooding. Underpasses, dips, low spots, canyons,
washes, etc. can become filled with water.


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