“Be Ready” For Hurricane Season

We are in the midst of hurricane season here on the east coast, and it’s a good time to remind you of a few safety tips for you and your home in the case of a storm:

  1. Have a plan ready in case of emergency, and review it with your family. Include a list of contacts for emergency services and for your propane dealer.
  2. If you don’t already have an emergency kit, prepare one to keep in your home. Your kit should include up to 72 hours worth of drinking water, non-perishable foods, batteries and a flashlight.
  3. If you have a generator, check to make sure it works and that the tank is filled.
  4. If you must evacuate your home, be sure that you have turned off your propane supply and have shut off your power supply.
  5. After a storm passes and the area is safe, check your home, propane tank and propane appliances, and power lines for damage. If it is dark, be sure to use a flashlight and never a candle.
  6. Never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas, and be sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.

 

 

 

For more information about propane safety during a storm, visit propane.com