What should I do during a hurricane?

Go to the strongest parts of the house or building and stay there, preferably on the first floor. Once you are in as safe a place as possible - wait and listen to your radio for further instructions. Do not go outside, flying objects can seriously injure you. Stay on the first floor, unless flooding will occur, and stay way from glass windows. If necessary, use mattresses and blankets to form a protective barrier around you. 

If they eye of the storm passes over you, the wind may completely stop for a few minutes to half an hour or more. Do not mistake this lull for the end of the hurricane! Stay indoors unless emergency precautions or emergency movement to a safer location are absolutely necessary. The other side of the hurricane is coming and will create hurricane force winds from the opposite direction.

Travel is extremely dangerous during a hurricane.

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1. What should I do when I hear the Emergency Management Agency sirens?
2. What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
3. Should I evacuate or stay where I am?
4. What should I do to protect my pets/animals?
5. What should my family and I take to the shelter?
6. Where is the nearest evacuation shelter/emergency shelter?
7. I am a visitor at a hotel. What should I do when a disaster is imminent?
8. What should I do during a hurricane?
9. Will tourists be evacuated after a disaster strikes?
10. What to do BEFORE a disaster strikes:
11. What to do WHEN disaster strikes:
12. What is a tsunami?
13. Where and when do tsunamis occur?
14. How do I know when to evacuate?
15. Where do I evacuate?
16. How do I get to inland or to high ground?
17. What should I do if an earthquake occurs while at the coast?
18. What can I do to protect myself from a tsunami?