This module provides basic information about propane safety and how to keep your family safe during and after a hurricane.
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Know what propane smells like. It has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or a dead animal.
Know how and where to turn off the propane. This includes your outdoor tank and your appliances inside. For help, contact your propane provider.
If a hurricane approaches, you could be in danger. Listen to your local television and radio stations to find out if you must leave your home or farm.
If you decide to stay:
If a hurricane threatens your safety, turn off the gas.
Use caution when returning to your home or farm:
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Read each statement below. Decide if the statement is true or false.
|Teach your kids what propane smells like.|
|Bring your propane grill into the house from outside.|
|Use your gas range-top burners to keep the house warm.|
|Keep an extra propane cylinder inside in case you need it.|
|Make sure your large propane tanks are fastened down securely.|