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Pre-cyclonic checklist in tropical areas

These are things to do whether you are in a period and in a hurricane zone or not. These practices are easy to implement and can save you big worries in the event of a disaster!

Your keys

Place duplicates of your keys in a place separate from your home (work, friends, family, etc.).

Your papers

Make scans of your papers, cards and contracts and store them online (cloud).

Your goods

Take photos of your goods and store them online (cloud).

Your insurance

Your contracts should be checked regularly throughout the year.

Things to prepare at the start of the season and to check in case of Watching.

roofing

Check or have your roofs checked by a professional at the start of the season.

Gutters

Clean your gutters so you don't have to do it at the last minute, without the equipment or providers.

Pruning

Prune your trees and remove the coconuts that could turn into projectiles.

Gullies

Clean and clear your nearby gullies to avoid potential flooding.

Things to do in case of Watching.

Exteriors

Tuck in or tie up anything that can fly away. Check your carbets and other ancillary constructions.

Tank

If you have a water recovery, disconnect it and isolate the reserve.

Pool

Lower the level a little to avoid overflow and do a preventive shock treatment.

overtures

Protect your bay windows and windows without shutters (boards, mattresses, etc.).

Vehicles often suffer when a cyclone passes. If you have a garage, these tips don't apply to you except for fuel

Parking

Do not leave your vehicles under trees or in a flood zone.

Windows

Check that your windows are tight and closed.

Fuel

Keep a fuel level that will keep you going for a few days.

Vandalism

Watch out for vandalism during containment.

The stock of essential equipment to have during the passage of a cyclone.

Light

As the risk of a power cut is high, you will need flashlights and sufficient batteries.

Candles

For the same reason of probable blackout of power cut, provide sufficient candles and matches.

Couteau

A multi-purpose leatherman-style knife will be extremely useful.

COVER

Provide one aluminum survival blanket per person in the household.

Radio

1 FM radio with sufficient spare batteries.

Phone

Check that you have enough unit on your mobile phone in an emergency

Whistle

Keep a whistle nearby in case you get stuck in an area without being able to free yourself.

First aid kit

Check that you have a first aid kit and that it is functional.

The stock of essential equipment to have after the passage of a cyclone. Remember to store it sheltered and out of water.

Potable water

Provide sufficient water for a minimum of 5 days (15l per person)

Stove

A small camping stove will help you a lot in the event of a power outage or damage to your kitchen.

Food

Provide non-perishable food for 5 days.

Javel

Bleach tablets to be able to disinfect.

Tools

Saw, nails, hammer, tarpaulins, wood… etc will allow you to organize yourself to a minimum in the event of major damage.

<span style="font-size:0.9em">Electrics</span>

If possible, a small generator set with the necessary fuel is ideal.

"Just for You ❤" box of matches

Keep a stock of matches protected from moisture.

pharmaceuticals

If you have regular prescriptions remember to have enough medicine for 5 days.

The right behavior to have and important actions before a cyclone passes

neighborhood

Give your neighbors the contact details of your relatives (family or friends) in the event of a problem.

shelters

Find out about the shelters and reception areas provided by the municipalities and the authorities.

dwelling

If your home is in the area where the cyclone will pass, go to a reception area.

instructions

Never go out of your house in purple alertness.

Listen to the radio

Stay informed of developments by listening to the major local radios which make information.

Watching

Comply with the authorities' Watching and containment instructions to the letter.

Location

Determine a place where you can meet your family and friends at the end of confinement in the event of a total breakdown in communications.

<span style="font-size:0.9em">Electrics</span>

Cut your meter at the first big gusts and thunderstorms. Unplug your electrical appliances.

The right behavior to have during the passage of a cyclone

instructions

Follow exactly the directives of your prefecture and civil security.

Radio

Stay informed even in the event of a power cut by listening to local news radios.

windows

If your windows / windows are not protected, stay away as far as possible.
DO NOT OPEN ANY DOOR OR WINDOWS.

help

Do not contact emergency services unless there is an absolute emergency.

Output

Report any injuries near you.

Lull

Report any injuries near you.

Damage

In the event of significant damage (windows, roof, etc.) take shelter in the most confined room (bathroom, pantry, etc.) and / or protect yourself under mattresses.

The right behavior to have and important actions before a cyclone passes

Listen to the radio

Do not drink mains water without confirmation (and let run 2/3 minutes before drinking.

Output

Wait for the green light from the authorities to leave your home.

audits

Take a tour of your property and neighbors

Wounded

Report any injuries near you.

Damage

Take pictures from various angles of all the damage (House, vehicle, exterior… etc).

help

Do not hinder the work of the emergency services and help them by clearing the traffic lanes.

Potable water

Do not hinder the work of the emergency services and help them by clearing the traffic lanes.

Cisterns

Never consume water from your cisterns.

Having lived through several difficult situations, I assure you that it is not too many precautions. Of course, not everything is the same whether you live in a cabin by the sea or in a large apartment building. Adapt it to your situation. The more prepared and organized you are, the less stress and risk you will be at when the time comes.
 
In general, living in the West Indies is a choice that must be made. We must always anticipate, in all areas. Construction of your home, equipment to have, behavior ... etc. EVERY detached house in the area should be equipped with a generator with a water collection tank and a hard-built shelter to store what you need in the event of a cyclone or earthquake. Those who do not can not complain afterwards.
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Current cyclones and Watching


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