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Friday, September 12, 2008

Too late to leave - STAY PUT

Local authorities are now warning residents to stay put and hunker down. It is too late to leave and officials want people to stay off the roads. Most communities have curfews, some from dusk to dawn and others from 11pm or so until 5 am.

At this point the only safe option is to find an interior room, prefereably a closet or bathroom. A smaller room is more sturdy. If you can, place mattresses against the walls for added protection.

If you still have running water, fill up the bathtub for drinking and cleaning.

Once the storm starts, do not open the doors or look out.

Don't be fooled by the calm of the eye. If the eye passes overhead, the storm will suddenlt die down for a brief period of time then suddenly the winds will hit with full force in the opposite direction and without warning. If you are outside when the eyewall hits you will be in trouble.

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