Hurricane Jonas, a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (295 kph) and a Category 5 storm surge, is heading toward Florida.
Here are some tips to help you navigate the storm’s aftermath: 1.
Follow the latest weather conditions from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) website.2.
Check the status of your home, business, and family in the Florida Keys, where the storm is forecast to strengthen.3.
Don’t try to leave your home.
You can still take shelter if you’re able to do so safely.
If you do want to leave, be prepared to stay longer than you planned.
It’s critical to get out of the area by 6 p.m. if you need to.5.
Be aware of the danger of electrocution.6.
Be careful when using cell phones.
There are numerous reports of electric shocks being transmitted to cell phones during Jonas’ track.7.
Avoid using water as a means of transportation.
It may cause electrocutions and drownings.8.
If your home or business has power, make sure it’s turned on.9.
Don.t. go to a church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship unless you’re going to be there for more than a few hours.10.
Don”t leave your cellphone in your car, purse, or pocket.
If it has a battery, leave it in a secure location.11.
Make sure your pets are out of your vehicle.
It”s important to keep your pets in their carrier or car seat.12.
Make certain your car has at least one spare tire, or that there”s at least a gallon of gas in the tank.13.
Don,”t be afraid to seek emergency medical help if you”re injured or hurt.
You will need to seek medical attention in Florida, even if you are already in the storm”s path.14.
Get out of bed and into the bathroom as soon as possible, even though it”s dark.
Keep your clothes in good condition, even with the storm still coming.
It will help to wash and dry clothes before returning to the house.16.
Don’t use an air mattress, especially if it” s heavy.17.
If someone”s in your house, call 911.
If there” s an emergency, the first responders may be able to evacuate you to safety.18.
Avoid driving if you have a medical emergency.19.
Stay alert and alert to the dangers of the storm.
If a car is stuck in the water or stuck in traffic, don”t drive.
If the storm passes over your town, call your local sheriff to report the area”s location.21.
Keep a watchful eye on the Florida National Guard.
If local authorities are unable to help, they can take care of you.22.
Keep drinking water at least 1 liter (25 ml) per day and drink it while it”ll be fresh.23.
Be alert for storms with gusty winds, including the ones that may bring tornadoes.