In the US, preparing for evacuation due to the threat of hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew, who is considered one of the strongest hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean over the last 10 anniversary, hit the coast of Haiti and is threatening the United States. In 2 states, a state of emergency has already been declared, writes NBC News.
The hurricane has already reached the highest, 5 hazard category, according to the US National Hurricane Watch Center. The wind speed inside the hurricane is up to 260 km / h, and wind gusts reach 320 km / h.
Matthew is the most powerful storm in the Atlantic since 2007, and may reach the East Coast later this week.
While the potential impact on the US is unclear, NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins suggested that the hurricane moves along the same route as Hurricane Floyd in the 1999 year, due to which 2,6 were evacuated a million people in 5 states.
As of Tuesday morning, the storm is expected to be a massive hurricane and hit Florida - all the way to North Carolina.
Unfortunately, the models continue to show movement to the west. This means that the likelihood of Matthew to land in the United States is growing.
Florida Governor Rick Scott and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory imposed a state of emergency on Monday in their states covering 66 counties in North Carolina and all counties in Florida.
“Right now, the projected path is close to shore, but that could change at any time,” Scott said at a press conference on Monday. “When that happens, we'll have a little time to get ready.”
The NBC News meteorologist warned that Tuesday is "a very important day for the preparation of the entire southeast coast."
“There is a high likelihood of a mandatory evacuation starting Tuesday night in South Florida and certainly Wednesday in the southern half of Florida on the east coast,” Karins added.
Prepare for strong wind
Strong winds can break trees and break power lines, and also turn loose objects into dangerous flying objects. To protect themselves from strong winds, residents should:
- Check the area near your home for unfixed objects or potentially dangerous objects. Tree branches, garbage cans, yard trash or other materials that can be blown away are potentially dangerous flying objects that can damage your home or parked vehicles.
- Light items, such as garden furniture, flowerpots in pots, garbage cans, garden tools and toys, take them to the house.
- Close and secure outdoor umbrellas and sliding awnings and awnings.
- Remove air antennas and satellite dishes.
- Be careful when walking down the street or driving a large vehicle during a strong wind.
- Keep your distance near roads and railways, as a gust of wind can throw you in the direction of the oncoming traffic.
- If possible, use the railing.
- Avoid elevations (such as roofs), as the wind can blow above ground level.
- If you are driving during a strong wind:
- keep both hands on the wheel and slow down;
- Beware of items that can blow off on the track or in your direction;
- keep your distance from cars in adjacent lanes, as a gust of wind can carry the vehicle off its path;
- Be even more vigilant if you drive large vehicles — trucks, minivans, or jeeps — because such vehicles are more prone to gusts of strong wind and risk of tipping.
Prepare for flooding:
If you live in a flood-prone area:
- Keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting and lumber on hand to protect your home.
- Create a list of your personal items, including furniture, clothing, and valuable items.
- Transfer valuable items from the basement to the upper floors (basements floods faster).
- Find out if you are in the area of possible flooding.
- Consider buying a flood insurance policy. Conventional insurance does not cover the damage caused by floods. Contact your broker or real estate agent to find out about such insurance.
Prepare to turn off the power:
- Create or replenish your emergency kit, which should include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and a first-aid kit.
- Charge mobile phones and all battery powered devices.
- Turn on the refrigerator and freezer at the coldest mode. If the grid is turned off, food will stay cold longer.
- Visit or call friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially the older, sick, and disabled. Help them prepare if necessary.
Prepare an emergency plan:
- Develop a plan with your household in case of an emergency, including a storm.
- If you are disabled or need help, make sure your plan takes into account your ability or inability to evacuate, find shelter or communicate with lifeguards. Arrange assistance with relatives, friends, or relevant services if you need it.
- Gather an alarming suitcase that you can take with you in case you have to leave the house in a hurry.
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