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Hurricane Ready

When a hurricane strikes, those that are in its path face serious hazards – heavy rains, high winds, storm surge, flooding, fallen buildings/structures, and even other disasters such as tornados. It’s important to have an evacuation plan to ensure that workers get to safety in case of such disasters. A thorough evacuation plan should include:

  • Conditions that will activate the plan
  • Chain of command
  • Emergency functions and who will perform them
  • Specific evacuation procedures, including routes and exits
  • Procedures for accounting for personnel, customers, and visitors
  • Equipment for personnel

In addition to having evacuation plans in place, it’s important to be familiar with the warning terms used for hurricanes and also your local community’s emergency plans, warning signals, shelters and more. Hurricane/Tropical Storm watches mean that a hurricane or tropical storm is possible in the specified area. Hurricane/Tropical Storm warnings mean that a hurricane or tropical storm is expected to reach the area, typically within 24 hours. See chart below for Category Descriptions:

hurricanecategories

 

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