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Nine Ways To Prepare For Irma

Posted: September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded, and it could be headed our way.

Here are eight tips to prepare for Irma in your propane-powered home:

  1. Listen to your local authorities to determine if you need to evacuate! If you do, use extreme caution when returning to your property.
  2. Create an emergency preparedness plan and review it with your family. Post a list with contact information for us and emergency services, along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water. For other general preparedness tips for hurricanes, check out this link.
  3. Make sure your large aboveground propane tanks are anchored securely!
  4. Have an adequate supply of propane in your tank. During and after a major hurricane, propane and other types of fuel may not be readily available and roads may be inaccessible.
  5. If a hurricane threatens your safety, shut off the gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. Also, turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances.
  6. After the hurricane passes, check the entire area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane tank. Contact us immediately if you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours, or if your propane tank has become dislodged or is missing.
  7. Never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas! This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death.
  8. Inspect your propane appliances for damage if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have been damaged, contact us for service.
  9. NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water!

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE!  If you have any questions about propane safety for severe weather, contact us today.