Hurricane Survival Tips

Playing Hurricane Matthew’s Path of Destruction

With Hurricane Matthew wrecking havoc on the Caribbean and the East Coast, The Doctors share some important tips on how to survive severe weather conditions.

Watch: Hurricane Preparedness

The Doctors recommend these vital tips, which could save your life:

  • Follow the instructions and advice from local authorities, goverment and weather services regarding evacuations
  • Have a family plan in place about where to go
  • Keep a full tank of gas in case of late evacuation
  • Have an emergency supply kit in your home or car and enough fresh water for each person in your family - a gallon for each person is recommended
  • Stockpile non-perishable food with at least a 3-day supply for each person
  • Make sure to bring your medications during an evacuation
  • Unplug electronics that are not needed - unplug refrigerator only if there is a fear of flooding
  • Turn off water and gas at your home
  • Pull in outside furniture and objects that could hit your home due to high winds
  • Ensure that you have enough food and water for your pets
  • Stock up on cash, in case ATMs are not working
  • Bring important papers and documents  

Watch: In the Wake of a Disaster

To help victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where the storm has killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more, please donate here or at the Center for International Disaster Information.