During the Storm

If you stay at home during a hurricane you should take the following precautions in addition to those mentioned on the before the storm page as the storm approaches:

  • Stay away from windows and doors, even if they are covered.
  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, hallway or basement if available. If you live in a two story home, choose a room on the first floor.
  • If the eye of the storm passes over, it will be calm for a short period of time. Remain indoorsAs soon as the eye passes over, winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force from the opposite direction.
  • Remain calm. It may take several hours for the storm to pass.