CNA Tips During a Coastal Storm
Fill containers with water and freeze to put in both the freezer and fridge in case you lose power. Try not to open appliances by using canned and packaged food.
Give your neighbor an extra key and your contact information.
Make sure you have signed up for Reverse 911.
Pay attention to your neighbors who may need extra help, especially elderly and challenged.
Avoid walking or driving through water, as there may be live wires in it. Be careful of pets and children, too. Do not drive through flooding water on Weed Ave. It is salty and will kill your car's electrical system and you could get trapped when the doors and windows won't open.
Fill up your car, propane tanks and have extra gas on hand. Reminder to keep generators away from the house to avoid dangerous carbon monoxide fumes.
Before the storm season, prune trees, removing any decay or weak branches.
Turn off gas lines and electricity if you are in an area that floods. If pilots go out (hot water, furnace), they might still emit gas. A professional must turn off/on gas lines. If you are evacuating, leave a sign on your front door saying that the gas is on or off.
Use battery lanterns and flashlights instead of candles. Have a hand crank radio. Invest in a solar charger for your cell phone.