Unlike earthquakes and tornadoes, hurricanes provide plenty of warning. If you choose to stay at home or are unable to evacuate, FEMA recommends you go to your wind-safe room or small interior room on the lowest level. In a tall building, the lower you go the safer you’ll be from the high winds. During the worst winds, lie under a sturdy object like a table to protect from flying or falling debris. If flooding is imminent, turn off the electricity at the main breaker, but do this before the water enters.
According to National Geographic, flooding is the natural disaster that causes the most death and destruction in the United States. If you hear “flood watch,” it means flooding is possible. “Flood warning” means there is currently flooding or it will happen soon. Seek higher ground, especially if your area is being evacuated. Before you leave, and before water enters your dwelling, turn off all power at the main. If you leave during the flood, follow official instructions and do not take short cuts. These roads could be blocked or dangerous.