What should I do to protect my home from a hurricane?
  • Board up windows or protect them with storm shutters or hurricane lamination.  Windows are broken mainly from flying debris.
  • Secure outside objects that might become airborne such as garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture, and other items that can become deadly missiles in hurricane winds.
  • Moore your boat securely before the storm arrives or move it to a designated safe area early.
  • Keep your car fueled should evacuation become necessary.
  • Check battery-powered equipment and have plenty of spare batteries.
  • Above all, keep tuned to local news media for the latest storm news and shelter openings.

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1. What do I need to bring to a public shelter?
2. If I have to evacuate, what should I do with my pets?
3. How do I find out if hotel rooms are available in Seminole County or Central Florida?
4. What should I have in my home to prepare for a hurricane and/or flooding?
5. What steps can I take to prepare for a severe flooding event?
6. What is the difference between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning?
7. What should I do to protect my home from a hurricane?
8. When should I evacuate my home?
9. What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning?
10. What should I do to prepare for a tornado?
11. Why do I need a weather alert radio and what does it do?