Hurricane/Tornado Fire Safety

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2014 Hurricane Season

Follow FEMA.gov for the latest updates and get prepared at Ready.gov/hurricanes. For tips on the safe use of portable generators and how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a tornado or hurricane. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty by being able to identify potential hazards and following the outlined safety tips.

Some Types of Fire Related Hazards Present During and After a Tornado or Hurricane

Generator Safety

Chemical Safety

Electrical Safety

Gas Safety

Heating Safety

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