TEST Watch: Batten Down
Published 30th May 2007, 12:31pm
This is an Exercise WATCH - batten down Hurricane Stuart could strike within 36 hours The National Hurricane Committee is reminding residents that, with the forecast of hurricane-force winds of up to 94 miles-per-hour or more, to reach the Islands by tomorrow (Thursday), there are several precautions which should be taken NOW: Outside
- Put up shutters or board up windows, glass doors and skylights. Wedge sliding glass doors and windows to prevent them from lifting from their tracks.
- Bring in or securely tie down everything that could be blown away, such as outdoor furniture, potted plants, clothes racks, garden tools, garbage pans, etc.
- Remove antennas and satellite dishes to prevent damage or loss.
- Disconnect downspouts from cisterns and close all cistern openings.
- Sterilize bathtub, pans, jugs and bottles and fill with water.
- Turn refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and open as little as possible.
- Raise furniture, appliances and other valuables off the floor. Cover and secure with plastic sheets. If your house has more than one storey, move furniture and valuables to upper floors.