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Tips for When the Storm Hits

We’ve talked a lot about the steps to take prior to the arrival of a hurricane, but what should you do if it does hit? Do you know how to protect yourself and your family during and after the major storm has passed? Let’s examine a few tips.

During a hurricane, you want to make sure to stay as far away from any windows as possible as the windows could shatter and cause dangerous debris to flay around. Should the power go out, resist the urge to use a candle as this may increase the risk of fire, stick to a flashlight instead. As for your appliances, make sure the refrigerator setting is as cold as possible and do not open it unless it is absolutely necessary so your food can stay preserved longer.

Is there severe flooding going on after the hurricane has passed? If possible, do not walk or drive. If the floodwater is moving rapidly, a mere six inches can cause your vehicle to drift away or even knock you down if you’re walking. Speaking of floodwater, keep a close eye out for any downed power lines before stepping in the water as it could be electrically charged.

This information is provided by Miami insurance lawyer Alonso & Perez, LLP. Our areas of practice include insurance litigation, foreclosure defense, immigration law, and more. Call 305-676-7545 to speak with one of our attorneys and receive a free consultation We look forward to working with you. Para mas información sobre reclamo de seguro, por favor llamenos.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.