Please review our guidance on preparing for hurricane season while still protecting yourself from COVID-19. 为COVID-19期间的灾难做好准备»
Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over ocean water 和 often move toward l和. Hurricanes bring high winds, heavy rain, storm surge (rise in water level), flooding 和 tornadoes. These storms are dangerous 和 can cause damage to places far inl和. 现在就做好准备，保证安全.
Determine your best protection from high winds 和 flooding. 有疏散计划和安全避难计划吗. Take time now to gather the supplies 和 knowledge you will need when the storm arrives.
If authorities advise or order you to evacuate, grab your emergency kit 和 go right away. 如果你不在强制疏散区, 你需要决定是否离开这个地区, 移动到附近的高地, 或者呆在家里. 如果你决定呆在家里, remember that even if the high winds 和 floodwaters do not reach your home, 你可能会失去电力和水, 和 you may not be able to leave your home for several days if the roads are impassable.
If local authorities advise you to evacuate, go right away.
如果你撤离, don't return home until local officials have declared that it is safe to enter your community 和 you have the supplies you will need. If your home was damaged by hurricane-force winds or flooding after the storm, it should be carefully inspected 和 thoroughly cleaned.
Wait for officials to say it is safe before going back home.
Avoid damaged or fallen power lines, poles, 和 downed wires. 他们可以电死你.
Do not touch floodwaters because they may contain sewage, 会让你生病的细菌和化学物质.
预防一氧化碳中毒. 汽油, 丙烷, 天然气, or charcoal-burning devices should never be used inside a home, 地下室, 车库, 帐篷, 或者露营——或者甚至是在开着的窗户附近. Carbon monoxide can't be seen or smelled, but it can kill you fast. 如果你开始感到恶心、头晕或虚弱， 马上去呼吸新鲜空气——不要耽搁.
Wear appropriate protective equipment including gloves, goggles 和 boots.
清理沉重的碎片时，找个搭档. Make sure that you have proper training before using equipment, such as chainsaws.
Heart attacks are a leading cause of deaths after a hurricane. 注意不要过度工作.
如果有疑问，就把它扔了! 扔掉变湿或变热的食物. Ask your healthcare provider for guidance if you have refrigerated medicines that got warm.
Avoid drinking tap water until local officials say it is safe.
Eat healthy food 和 get enough sleep to help you deal with stress.
You can contact the Disaster Distress Helpline for free if you need to talk to someone at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.