How to prepare for severe weather

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Reinforce doors - Make use of multiple locks on your doors and, if possible, strengthen them with furniture to prevent them being forced open.

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Avoid being near the windows - Although your home might generally be one of the safest places, it's important to avoid windows, vents, and glass doors.

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Use applications - Apps such as MyRadar track and monitor storms, providing real-time updates on their strength, rainfall, and expected duration.

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Secure windows - Reinforce your windows by investing in storm shutters or nail boards.

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Generator available - A generator is useful during power outages, to maintain electricity and keep the lights on. Just remember to avoid using it indoors.

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Have your car ready - For any emergency or evacuation, have your car ready.

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Purchase food in bulk - Keep supplies of food that won't expire. Non-perishable tinned and dried foods are good to keep in reserve, just in case.

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Emergency bag - A waterproof emergency bag is essential to protect your personal items. Remember to include phone chargers, cash, maps, and important documents.

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Be ready - To discover if your region is considered at risk, consult relevant authorities or use the Flood Map Service Center to assess the risk and begin your preparations.

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Power needs to be turned off - During a flood, it's recommended to turn off the breaker to prevent damage, electrical shocks, and short circuits.

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Don't forget your pets - Ensure that all pets are kept indoors during inclement weather. Learn which hotels allow pets in case evacuation becomes necessary.

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Find a suitable location for your pet - Consider contacting friends or family living in unaffected areas to ensure the safety of your beloved animals. 

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