Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and here at Halo Smart Labs we wanted to put together a list of safety tips. If you’re in one of the areas often affected by hurricanes and tropical storms, take a look below, and stay safe!
Before a Hurricane
- Build an emergency kit and make a communication plan for your family
- Check the elevation level of your property to see if the land is prone to flooding
- Learn community hurricane evacuation routes
- Cover all your home’s windows (if you’re in an area frequented by tropical storms, permanent storm shutters offer the best protections)
- Clear loose and/or clogged gutters and downspouts
- Stock up on clean drinking water
- Bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans, as well as anything else not tied down
During a Hurricane
- Listen to the radio or TV for severe weather updates
- If instructed to do so, turn off utilities (if not, turn fridge thermostat to coolest setting and keep doors closed)
- Only use phone in event of serious emergency
- Ensure clean supply of water by filling bathtub or other large containers If you cannot evacuate and are in the middle of a hurricane, go to a wind-safe room
If that is not available to you, follow these guidelines to increase your safety:
- Stay indoors and away from windows or glass doors
- Secure and brace external doors • Close all interior doors
- Keep all curtains and blinds closed
- Take shelter on the lowest possible level, in a small interior room, closet, or hallway
- Lie on floor under a sturdy object like a table
- Avoid elevators
The Halo+ smoke alarm comes with a built-in weather radio that already receives geographically localized tornado warnings, AND it can be customized through our patented “Imminent Danger” feature. This allows you to set Halo+ to alert you to other threats, such as floods wild fires, tsunami, nuclear emergencies, and hurricanes. No matter what natural disaster season it is, keeping your family safe is always the top priority.
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