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HURRICANE SAFETY

HURRICANE FLORENCE ― Tips & Tricks for Staying Safe!

As we know, Hurricanes present a danger to us and our loved ones. With Florence making landfall, we felt that our customer base should be informed with an extra set of tips and tricks to properly prepare for dangerous weather. If you have any questions or concerns about your collection service(s) and how they may be delayed as a result of Hurricane Florence, please view the inclement weather alerts page.

NOTE: If a mandatory evacuation is put in place, know emergency responders will not be there to help.

Assemble an Emergency Kit , more can be found at - https://www.redcross.org/

  • First Aid & Medications
  • Water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • Food (non perishable)
  • Flashlight
  • Radio (battery or hand crank)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Cash
  • Whistle
Cash First Aid Food Radio Water Medications Flashlight Whistle

Have an evacuation plan in place that includes your pets.

  • Pets cannot fend for themselves, and require your help. Do not abandon your pets to the storm.

Do not drive through water accumulations.

  • Getting trapped in a car with rising flood waters is extremely dangerous.

Be careful wading in flooded areas.

  • Debris can cause bodily harm.
  • Water depth may be unpredictable due to damages.

Do not climb into your attic with rising waters.

  • If water rises into an attic, you will be completely trapped.
  • Place a tool capable of breaking through the roof in your attic before the storm in case you have no choice but to break through the ceiling, but avoid entering your attic for refuge.

Bring in anything unsecured before the storm hits.

  • High wind speeds will take away anything not inside, and even things that are fastened down. This goes for GARBAGE CANS too!

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