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Disaster Safety Quiz: Do You Know What to Do?

Disaster Safety Quiz: Do You Know What to Do?

Weather emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods can be deadly. Knowing how to respond before, after, and during these events can mean the difference between surviving or becoming a victim. Test your disaster safety knowledge!

You should keep candles handy in case of a weather-related power outage.



You encounter a downed power line in the road. You should:






The roadway in front of you has a flooded section. You should:





Which one of these things should you not do if a hurricane is on the way:





If you must evacuate, you may need to leave your family pet behind.



After a flood, wait until your water has been tested safe before consuming it.



If you're driving and encounter a tornado, you should drive as fast as you can in the opposite direction.



Floodwater is safe to bathe in.



In the event of a power outage, refrigerated food will safely keep for:





When using a kerosene heater indoors, it's important to:







9 comments

1 Curtis Clifford { 07.31.13 at 10:31 am }

well you know I got only 1 wrong and it was the candle vs flashlight. I think a correct answer would be True you have your “flashlight and candles” in case your flashlight ceases to shine
and you forgot to get new Batteries. Don’t ya think??!! But if your up to your neck in water nothing is gonna help.

2 Kayla { 07.09.13 at 10:08 am }

I have to respond about leaving your family pet behind, I know I would never leave my dogs at home during evacuation but during Katrina many people down here who didn’t own there own vehicle were not allowed on evacuation buses with there family pets and were forced to leave there animals in the attic with food and water in hopes of coming back the next day. I know several of my friends who stayed the duration of Katrina because there was no way to evacuate there pets. The reality is that not everyone has the means to evacuate on there own and leaving pets behind to save your family was a hard decision a lot of New Orleanians had to deal with.

3 JAMES R. { 07.08.13 at 5:01 pm }

you tape the windows for a hurricane NOT a tornado silly.
If a tornado is on the way, you have 2 choices…

1)do nothing and wait for it to arrive(in which case you will end up with your head between your leggs kissing your sorry butt good-bye)

2) find shelter of some sort that is lower than the surrounding landscape. Now that does NOT mean going underground(although that IS an option), it just means finding the lowest depression, ditch, etc., to hide in.

NEVER EVER seek out a bridge for shelter from a tornado…that bridge may sprout wings & fly taking you & all that is with you with the bridge.

4 errald turner { 07.08.13 at 1:13 pm }

WHO HAS TIME TO TAPE WINDOWS IF A TORNADO IS ON ITS WAY

5 Diana Gilbert { 07.08.13 at 11:14 am }

I agree with Mr Anderson, there is no correct answer for “Which one of these things should you not do if a hurricane is on the way.” Answer “D” should have been done before; Answer “C” does not make sense if there is flooding (which there normally is); Answere “A” should be done all the time, but it will not help any tree if there is a hurricane approaching; Answere “B” taping windows won’t help – Boarding up windows has always been done in Hurricane Alley.

6 David Hall { 07.08.13 at 10:48 am }

The tornado question is also wrong it doesnt tell you where your at ie out in the middle of nowhere, in the city, ect . Also the candle question is also wrong what if you don’t have a flashlight handy. Also the hurricane question is also not good at all you should get out of there period. Don’t put up a question and answer until you can answer your own 100%

7 Dave Anderson { 07.08.13 at 10:19 am }

It seems there was no correct answer for the question: “Which one of these things should you not do if a hurricane is on the way”

8 Michael Ewards { 07.08.13 at 10:12 am }

no it sounds very good, I try to look up everytheng to get the best info for disater releaf

9 ANN MARIE BARNES { 07.08.13 at 9:37 am }

Very good information, I got 7 out of 10 not bad but the ones I got wrong are ones I will definitely be doing differently should the need occur.

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