What are some survival tactics when caught in the middle of a hurricane? (both in your home & if you're in your car)
When a hurricane is moving toward the area, be sure to listen to the radio/TV or NOAA weather radio for updated information, secure your home, turn off utilities if instructed to do so, avoid using the phone (except for serious emergencies), and ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes.
As the hurricane is underway, stay indoors and away from windows and glass doors, close all interior doors, secure and brace external doors, keep curtains and blinds closed, take shelter in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level and lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object. Do not be fooled if there is a lull, it could be the eye of the storm.
In order to stay informed about local threats, be sure to register for the Community Emergency Alert Network at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean.