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Hurricane Tips, General Hurricane Information ,Saffir-Simpson ScaleHurricane and Communication Tips


What To Do... Before a Hurricane Approaches When a Hurricane WATCH is Issued ,When a Hurricane WARNING is Issued ,During a Hurricaneand After the Hurricane


Grenada Hurricane Shelters in Carriacou, Petit Martinique ,St. Andrew ,St. David ,St. George ,St. John ,St. Mark and St. Patrick



>Saffir-Simpson ScaleThe Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale rates a hurricane's intensity using wind speed and storm surge, which is theabnormal rise in sea level accompanying a hurricane or other intense storm. The scale also estimates the potentialdamage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall.

Category One Wind Speed: 74-95 mph (119-153 km/h) Storm Surge: 4-5 feet above normal Damage: Damage primarily to unanchored mobilehomes, shrubbery, and trees along with some coastalroad flooding and minor pier damage

Category Two Wind Speed: 96-110 mph (154-177 km/h) Storm Surge: 6-8 feet above normal Damage: Roofing, door and window damage tobuildings; Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees,mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers

Category Three Wind Speed: 111-130 mph (178-209 km/h) Storm Surge: 9-12 feet above normal Damage: Structural damage to small residences andutility buildings; foliage blown off trees and large treesblown down; mobile homes destroyed

Category Four Wind Speed: 131-155 mph (210-249 km/h) Storm Surge: 13-18 feet above normal Damage: Extensive damage to doors, windows andlower floors of shoreline houses; total roof failures onsmall residences; shrubs, trees, and all signs blowndown; mobile homes completely destroyed

Category Five Wind Speed: Greater than 155 mph (249 km/h) Storm Surge: generally greater than 18 feet above normal Damage: Complete roof failure on many buildings andsome complete building failures with small utilitybuildings blown over or away; severe and extensivewindow and door damage; mobile homes completelydestroyed

Hurricane Communication Tips Ensure that your mobile phone has sufficient creditAlways make sure that your mobile phone is fully chargedHave a carphone charger on hand


What To Do...Before a Hurricane Approaches Familiarize yourself with Hurricane terminology: Hurricane Watch: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the watch, usually within 36 hours.Hurricane Warning: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the warning, usually within 24 hours. Closely monitor your local radio or TV stations news for weather-related information.Identify ahead of time official hurricane shelters.Keepa family emergency kit stocked and handy. Include items likeflashlights and batteries, battery-operated radio, first aid supplies,essential medications, canned food and a can opener.Stock up on drinking water – at least 3 gallons of water per person.Install hurricane shutters or purchase precut outdoor plywood boards for each window of your home.Install anchors for the plywood and pre-drill holes in the plywood so that you can put it up quickly.Make trees more wind resistant by removing diseased and damaged limbs and remove branches.Review your insurance policy and be sure you have sufficient coverage.

When a Hurricane WATCH is Issued Closely monitor your local radio and TV stations for up-to-date storm information.Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans,hanging plants and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.container.Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use plywood.Fill your vehicle with gas and park on high ground and disconnect battery.

When a Hurricane WARNING is Issued Listen to advice of local officials, and leave if they tell you to do so.Complete preparation activitiesIf you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.

During a Hurricane Listen constantly to your radio or television for official instructions and updatesFollow instructions issued by local officialsIf power is lost, turn of major appliances to reduce power ‘surge’ when electricity is restoredInthe event of strong winds take refuge in small interior room, closet orhallway on the lowest floor. Stay away from windows and doorsIf you happen to be outside take shelter in the nearest substantial structure or a sturdy tree and hold yourself to it.Be aware that the calm “eye” is deceptive; the storm is not over. The worst part of the storm will happen once the eye passes over and the winds blow from an opposite direction. If the water rises move to a higher floor or hold on to something that floats such as wooden furniture or a plastic container

After the Hurricane Keep listening to local news for instructions and for the all clear to be announcedWait until an area is declared safe before enteringDrive only if absolutely necessaryCheck gas, water and electrical lines and appliances for damageDo not drink or prepare food with tap water until you are certain it is not contaminated.

 Grenada Hurricane Shelters           Carriacou

Mt. Pleasant Community Centre   Hillsborough Community Centre   Boggles Community Centre Back To Top Petit Martinique   Petit Martinique R.C. School St. Andrew's   Battle Hill Primary School   Soubise SDA Church   Marquis Primary School   Mt. Fann Pre Primary School   Union Pool Hall   Dunfermline Evangelical Church   Pearl's Community Centre   St. Joseph's Convent (St. Andrew's)   Paraclete Government School   St. Andrew's R.C. School   Morne Horne Community Centre   Holy Innocents Anglican School Back To Top St. David's   St. Theresa’s R.C. school   Westerhall Secondary School   St. Dominic’s R.C. School   Corinth Government School  St. George's   La Borie Community Centre (upstairs)   Good Hope Community Centre   Mt. Airy Community Centre   Bethel Methodist Church   Marian Emergency Model Shelter   Morne Jaloux R.C. School   St. Mary/’s R.C School (Tempe)   Presentation Brothers College   SDA Church & School (Archibald Ave.)   Grand Anse R.C. School   Dynamite Disco (downstairs)   Beaulieu S.D.A. Church (downstairs)   Vendomme Community Centre   Boca Secondary School   Spring/’s Open Bible Church (downstairs) St. John's   Grand Roy Government School   Concord Government School   Florida R.C. Church   Florida S.D.A Church   Florida Government School   Clozier Community Centre   Clozier R.C. Church   Florida Community Centre  St. Mark's   Diamond Boucan   Non-Pariel Community Centre   St. Mark/’s Secondary School .     St. Patrick's   Chantmelle Community Center   Mt. Rich Community Center   Hermitage Government School   River Sallee Government School   Sauteurs S.D.A   St. Patrick’s R.C. School   St. Patrick’s Anglican School   Mt. Rose S.D.A 

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