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Posted: May 30, 2014 10:15 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Jun 2, 2014 7:39 AM
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Topics: weather, tropical, hurricanes, preparedness

Once a storm has passed, continue to monitor WBRZ and NOAA weather radio for forecasts and hazard bulletins.

Wait until an area has been declared safe before relocating. Watch for closed roads as they may be flooded. Never drive your car into an unknown depth of water. Just 6 inches of fast moving water can knock down a healthy adult. Avoid walking through water as it may be electrically charged from downed power lines. Do not use generator indoors, the exhaust could cause you to pass out. Do not use roads or bridges that may have been weakened by the storm.

If returning home or to a storm battered area, use a flashlight if it is dark. Do not use candles and other open flames indoors in case flammable gas has leaked. Wear proper shoes to prevent cutting your feet on sharp debris that be may hidden beneath flood water or rubble. Do not drink or prepare food with water until it is cleared by officials.

For more guidance on creating a plan before, during and after the storm visit the preparedness guide developed by FEMA, NOAA and the American Red Cross.

As hurricane preparedness week concludes and the tropical season officially begins on June 1, please join us for an all-encompassing look at tropical cyclones. Sunday Evening at 6pm, WBRZ will air our annual special, "Weathering the Storm." The WBRZ weather team is examining the science of tropical cyclones and explaining new tools available to forecasters for this upcoming season. Plus, find out what forecasters are projecting for the upcoming season.

You can get forecasts from Meteorologist Josh Eachus weekdays on 2une-In from 5-7am and News 2 at Noon from 12-1pm. Additionally, you can get the fastest and latest forecasts and weather news by checking in with wbrz.com/weather, liking Josh on Facebook and following him on Twitter.

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