Prepare Your Home
- Make sure all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (important for generator use) are operational.
- Protect areas where wind can enter.
- Withdraw cash from the bank and get fuel for your vehicle, generator and other gas-powered tools.
- Have battery-powered light sources available and ready for use.
- Protect electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.
- If power is lost, lighting will be poor inside, so keep heavy-traffic areas free of clutter.
- Bring in lawn furniture or other outdoor items not tied down that could become airborne.
- Repair or replace broken or damaged fences.
- Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris.
- Inspect the roof for loose tiles, shingles or debris.
- Make sure you have homeowners, flood and wind insurance.
- Make bed rolls from your existing comforters and blankets.
- If you will be evacuating your home for the storm, turn off the power at the main circuit breaker before leaving.
Emergency ManagementPete Gomez
R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st St, Miami, FL 33178-2414
305-468-5400 | [email protected]