Hurricane Emergency Checklists
During a Hurricane Warning
A Hurricane Warning is issued when hurricane conditions - sustained winds of 74 mph or greater - are expected within 36 hours.
Continue monitoring local media for storm updates.
Complete preparation activities.
Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
If you evacuate, leave early, take your emergency supplies and pets. Avoid roads that are closed, blocked or flooded.
Tell someone outside of the storm area where you are going.
If you are ordered to evacuate and do not, you risk being cut off from police, fire and emergency medical services for an extended period of time.
Mobile home residents and those with special needs should always evacuate.
If you shelter-in-place, take family members, pets and emergency supplies into your safe room and remain there until local authorities tell you it is safe to come out.
Use battery-powered flashlights. Do not use candles or other open flames as light sources.
Do not go outside in the calm of the hurricane “eye;” the storm is not over. Intense winds will return from the opposite direction.