Get ready for hurricane season
Article was added on Wednesday, April 01, 2015
June 1 marks the official start of the hurricane season with the
peak storm threat occurring from mid-August to late October.
Santee Electric wants you to be prepared in the event a
dangerous storms. Keep your family safe with these handy tips.
Before the storm
Put together an emergency kit and plan. Communicate the plan
with your family.
Know the elevation level of your property and whether the land
is flood-prone. This will help you prepare for the storm surge and
any tidal flooding.
Secure your home: cover all windows with either storm shutters
or boards, clear loose and clogged rain gutters, and bring all
outdoor furniture indoors.
Learn your community hurricane evacuation routes.
Listen to the radio or TV for information, if possible.
Avoid using the phone, unless there is an emergency.
Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, keep the
refrigerator thermostat on the coldest setting and keep the doors
After the storm
Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them
immediately to Santee Electric.
Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads. Watch out for
fallen objects, downed power lines and weakened walls, bridges or
NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawl spaces, sheds
or similar areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly
build up in these areas.
For more tips on planning before, during, and after the storm,
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