What is a hurricane?

hurricane is a tropical cyclone (see below) in which the maximum average wind speed near a centre or eye exceeds 74 mph or 119 Km/h. The winds rotate in a counter-clockwise spiral around a region of low pressure.

BEFORE

  • Know your emergency shelters
  • Trim over hanging branches from trees around your home or property
  • Develop an emergency communication plan
  • Secure buildings by boarding up windows and doors
  • Store valuable documents in a waterproof container or a zip lock bag
  • Develop a family disaster plan
  • Have a disaster kit/ disaster supplies on hand
  • Place indoors any loose outdoor objects, and secure those which cannot be brought inside

 

DISASTER KIT INCLUDE:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Portable radio
  • First aid kit
  • Essential medicines
  • Change of clothes
  • Mask
  • Sanitizer

DURING

  • Listen to the radio/television for hurricane updates
  • Stay inside, away from windows or glass doors
  • Avoid open flames such as candles and kerosene lamps
  • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power surge.

 

AFTER

  • Do not go outside until the ALL CLEAR is given. Please note that ONLY NEMO can issues an ALL CLEAR ORDER. 
  • Beware of outdoor hazards, such as down fallen trees and broken power lines and report them to the relevant authority immediately
  • Avoid flood water because it may have harmful contaminants and dangerous debris.

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