posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 01:59 PM
This may sound silly, but if you have life jackets from a boat handy, hurricanes are a good time to keep them at hand.
In addition to helping keep your head above water in the event of flooding (which may or may not be a threat where you are), they also provide
significant protection for your neck, back of your head and upper body from flying debris, and can help cushion you if you get tossed around a bit or
have a structure collapse on you.
Lifejackets or no life jackets, it's important to be mindful of things like glass windows and furniture that might fall on you, like bookshelves. Be
sure to protect your eyes, turn off gas to your appliances and minimize electricity use.
There's plenty of other armchair advice, but you've probably memorized it by now. Don't go running around outside, you are almost always safer