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  • Remember To...
  • Remain indoors in a safe place - do not go outside.
     
  • If the eye passes over, it may seem like the storm is gone, but it is not.

  • If you lose power, listen to a battery-operated radio with local news and updates on the storm.

  • Remember, law enforcement and other emergency workers will not respond to calls for service after the winds exceed 45 mph.  The danger to rescue personnel is too great.


  • Evacuate immediately if told to do so.

  • Listen to your battery-powered radio and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.

  • Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes.

  • Take your Disaster Supplies Kit.

  • Lock your home.

  • Use travel routes specified by local authorities. Don't use shortcuts because certain areas may be impassable or dangerous.

  • For a Storm Surge Flood Zone map of Citrus County Click Here.

  • For an Evacuation Zone map of Citrus County Click Here. If needed, use your pdf viewer zoom to drill down closer to street level.

  • Shut off water, gas and electricity before leaving, if instructed to do so.

  • Locate the main electric fuse box, water service main and natural gas main. Learn how and when to turn these utilities off. Teach all responsible family members. Keep necessary tools near gas and water shut-off valves.

  • Remember, turn off the utilities only if you suspect the lines are damaged or if you are instructed to do so. If you turn the gas off, you will need a professional to turn it back on.

 

  • Confine or secure your pets.

  • Call your family contact -- do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

  • Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or disabled persons.

  • Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is cut off.

  • Stay away from downed power lines.

  • Post a note telling others when you left and where you are going.

  • Make arrangements for your pets.
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