What to Do Before, During, and After a Hurricane
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It’s only a matter of time before the next storm comes to your door. Ensure your family is prepared for a weather event that can damage your house and interrupt power supply and energy distribution channels for extended periods of time.
Follow this checklist for what to do before, during, and after a hurricane:
BEFORE A HURRICANE
Prep your propane tank for hurricane season. In flood zone areas, the National Fire Protection Agency requires that large above-ground and underground propane tanks be anchored securely to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Your propane supplier can help ensure your tank is hurricane-ready.
DURING A HURRICANE
Shut off your gas. Whether it is determined that you should stay or leave, shut off your gas. To turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, turn the valve to the right (clockwise). Never turn the gas back on yourself. Contact your propane supplier for assistance.
AFTER A HURRICANE
Call your service technician. If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or they have been damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply, schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system. The technician can also perform a leak test on the system and re-light your pilot lights.