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Cyclonic Season
All the departments concerned took stock of the 22 last May during the working meeting organized by the ORSEC plan committee chaired by the territorial adviser Louis Fleming. What to remember: The safety commission gave the green light to the occupation of the 9 shelters, all considered as safe. The gullies are cleared or in the course of release. The trees along the roads are pruned or in progress Pruning. Technical services are ready for any eventuality, before and after the cyclone. They have a fuel reserve of 3 days. The outlets of the ponds of Grand-Case, Chevrise and Friar's Bay will be open on the sea just before the cyclone, if heavy rain is forecast and in order to avoid the floods . The electrical network is buried at 65%, EDF ensures that the damage will be limited and more quickly repairable. The Solidarity and Families Unit of the Community has identified the isolated, elderly, disabled and / or dependent persons and has put in place a plan The hospital staff, who have a generator and two days of water autonomy, will be responsible for the safety of the victims in the event of a cyclone. All the dialysis patients will be taken care of just before the cyclone. So as to be able to wait at home the lifting of the alert. Several local radios will liaise with the command post located at the prefecture and relay the instructions to the population. They will monitor the phenomenon over the Internet and by telephone with Météo France, as long as the Internet, telephone and antennas of Pic Paradis are working. The technical services make four generators available to the radios, as needed. Several companies have been designated in all the 9 sectors of the island and know their exact mission to clean and clear roads and public spaces after Passage of the cyclone. List of Cyclone Shelters If your home presents a danger in the event of a cyclone, reach the nearest shelter at the beginning of the alert. Bottled water, toilet paper, biscuits / rusks, buckets, mops, garbage bags are available in the shelters. Provide you with some provisions (energy bars, fruit juice, milk, biscuits ...), necessary for small children, personal effects. A doctor is assigned to each shelter. The colors of the weather Yellow vigilance: "Be careful!" A hurricane-type disturbance may pose a threat to the territory, still a long way off or imprecise, or nearer but with limited effects. Tropical cyclone represents a possible danger with a strong impact expected to mature still a little further and therefore with a slight vagueness, or a very probable danger near term but with limited effects (moderate impact) . A tropical cyclone represents a very probable hazard with a relatively short duration with relatively strong effects (strong enough to strong impact), or with a more distant deadline but with intense effects (major cyclone, violent). Only in the case of a violent cyclone to be rampant in the territory, 2 other colors have been included in this procedure. Violet vigil: "Confine yourself, do not go out!" An intense tropical cyclone (major hurricane) represents an imminent danger for part or all of the territory, its expected effects being very important. Gray vigilance: "Stay safe!" A tropical cyclone has crossed the territory, with damage. Even if the weather conditions are improving, there remains a danger (floods, mudslides, electric wires on the ground, roads cut off, ...). The clearing and rescue teams must be able to start working without being hindered in their movement. Be ready for anything. Preventing cyclone damage is the best way to avoid it. From the beginning of the season: Clean around the house and prune the trees. Store items that could become hazardous projectiles. Check doors, windows, roof, storm drainage system. Store equipment that can be used after a cyclone: ​​tools, tarpaulins, cans, mops, buckets . Make some supplies of tap water in plastic bottles or bottles. Prepare a first aid kit. Prepare a radio with battery reserve. Provide emergency lighting: electric lamps and batteries, candles, gas lamps Or petroleum and matches.Prepare a small gas stove if you only own one electric plate.Prevoir a basic telephone without electrical socket.Stock a food reserve: a pack of water at least per person, rusks, jams, cookies , Chocolate, UHT milk, cereals, canned fish, cheese spreads ... If you have a gas stove, buy canned dishes, pasta, rice, s Bought or boxes of soup. Prepare board games for children. From the beginning of the alert: Prepare cashComplete the water reserves (buckets, pots ...) Make the last races (bread, some fruits and vegetables ...) Face the unprotected windows, diagonally and median, using moving ribbon.Place your important papers in a waterproof bag.Fill up your car. During the cyclone: ​​Stay at home Listen to the radio Do not stay close to unprotected windows Leave the shelves slightly ajar to improve air circulation. At the end of the alert: Avoid displacements so as not to hamper rescue teams. Roads can remain dangerous. Make an inventory of damage and take pictures for insurance.

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