Are you ready for hurricane season?
Article was added on Thursday, July 10, 2014
EVEN THOUGH the 2013 hurricane season proved to be mild,
forecasters are predicting an about-face for 2014. June 1 marks the
official start of the hurricane season with the peak storm threat
occurring from mid-August to late October.
When the Global Weather
Oscillations (GWO), a
leading hurricane and climate cycle prediction company,
released its 2014
hurricane predictions, the upcoming season was described as
stronger and more dangerous than a year ago, with 17 named storms,
eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes. While many weather
organizations predicted that 2013 would be a strong season, GWO was
the only one that did not.
Santee Electric wants you to be prepared in the event of one of
these dangerous storms. Keep your family safe with these handy
Put together an emergency kit and plan. Communicate the plan with
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
Secure your home: cover all windows with either storm shutters or
boards, clear loose and clogged rain gutters, and bring all outdoor
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
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,
President and Chief
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