The Miami Herald

During a hurricane

• Stay indoors away from doors and windows, in an area with the walls close together such as a hallway or closet. Keep something with you such as a mattress or pillow to protect your head.

• If you are in a two-story house, go to an interior first-floor room.

• Leave an accessible exit in case of fire.

• Don't go outside, even during the lull when the eye passes, unless it is an emergency.

• Prepare for storm surge and flooding.

• If you have a pet, consider keeping it in the room with you in a travel carrier.

• Listen to a battery- powered radio or TV.

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