By Jarrod Heil

What to Do After a Hurricane: 7 Tips for Staying Safe After the Storm

When a hurricane hits, the trouble has only just begun. Picking up the fragments after whipping winds have passed – while staying safe at the same time – is a crucial, often overlooked piece of putting everything back together after the hurricane.

Even if your home has not been directly damaged during a hurricane, these powerful storms tend to have a domino effect, creating dangerous situations you need to be aware of and steer clear of.

There are many safety precautions you can take to ensure that you and your family stay safe from a hurricane’s collateral damage. By following these seven steps, you can keep yourself, your family and your friends safe after a hurricane.

1. Avoid Standing Water

2. Turn Off Gas Pipes

3. Beware of Carbon Monoxide

4. Use Bottled Water

5. Avoid Hazardous Debris

6. Don’t Return Home Until It’s Safe

7. Do What You Need to Do to Keep Everyone Safe