How to protect yourself during a hurricane

Gulf Hurricane

Here’s how to protect yourself during a hurricane:

  • Stay away from windows, skylights and glass doors, even if they are boarded or covered.
  • Stay on the floor that is least likely to be affected by strong winds and floodwaters.
  • A small interior room without windows on the first floor is usually the safest place.
  • Beware of the eye of the hurricane. If the calm storm center passes directly overhead, there will be a lull in the wind that can last up to half an hour. Winds will rise again to hurricane force.