October 30, 2012 12:51 ET
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - To help Americas all across the Eastern Seaboard cope with Hurricane Sandy, SafeMart has released its tips for preparing, evacuating and restoring a home for Hurricane Sandy. SafeMart's tips for Hurricane Sandy give readers actionable tips that can help prevent disaster and improve the speed and safety of returning home during a very stressful time for many families.
As you are reviewing your hurricane checklist, make sure your home security system is functioning properly as it is critical for monitoring your home after you've evacuated. It will allow you to see what's happening inside your home while you're gone using your wireless surveillance cameras. Sensors will notify the police if a looter breaks in while you're gone, call the fire department if there is a fire or a carbon monoxide leak and notify the proper emergency responder if the home starts to flood.
If you live in an area at risk of tropical storms or hurricanes, make sure you are prepared if you stay in your home and prepared if evacuation is necessary.
Secure Yourself and Your Family
If you know a storm is on its way, you should take safety precautions to make the transition easier and to protect your home.
Authorities will tell you to evacuate if you are in a low-lying area or if you are in the direct, dangerous path of a storm. If authorities issue an evacuation, do so immediately.
Stay Inside Until the Storm is Over
Even if you do not have to evacuate, you should still listen to and obey what authorities say about the storm. This will help keep you safe inside your home and know what is happening outside.
Even after the storm has passed, victims of a hurricane can still experience dangerous situations and hazards.
The key to handling an emergency like a hurricane or tropical storm is to always stay informed. Don't return to your home until an authority permits and always evacuate when told. These preparations and tips will help keep you safe in an emergency.
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