Hurricanes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. They leave in their paths a trail of destruction wherever they go and in some cases many lives with them after they have passed. A substantial amount of damages may occur after a hurricane has passed.
Here are some simple tips to keep you and your family safe, after a hurricane:
Do not touch loose or dangling electrical wires. Report these to the power company, the nearest police station or regional corporation.
Water which has been stored should not be used immediately after the storm for washing houses, cars and watering gardens until normal water services have been restored. Additionally all drinking water should be boiled until you are sure that a safe water supply has been restored.
Do not go outside barefooted. If you must, ensure you wear proper safety footwear.
Watch out for fallen trees. Clean up fallen branches and other debris and pile them where they can be easily collected.
Report broken sewer or water mains directly to your regional cooperation, or the Water and Sewage Authority ( WASA ).