Propane Safety Tips For Hurricane Season
According to several weather bureaus, it looks like it will be an “above-normal” hurricane season this year. It’s important that you have a plan in place should a hurricane or severe weather hit your area, so we've prepared the following propane safety tips to keep your family and home as safe as possible.
Have an adequate supply of propane in your tank. During and after a hurricane, propane and other types of fuel may not be readily available and roads leading to your home might not be accessible for delivery.
Anchor Your Tank
In flood zone areas, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requires that large above-ground and underground propane tanks be anchored securely to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
Never store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
Keep a battery-powered radio handy so you always have a way to receive updates on weather conditions. If a hurricane threatens your safety, you may have to decide whether or not it is necessary to evacuate your home and shut off your gas.
High winds, floods, and tornadoes can cause damage to your property. Use caution and be careful when you assess damage as downed power lines, damaged gas lines, and dislodged propane tanks can lead to dangerous situations.
Detect A Leak
Make sure your family knows what propane smells like. Know the signs of a leak by detecting the rotten-eggs odorant added to propane, and report it immediately.
By taking a few simple propane-related safety precautions you can reduce the potential for property loss or injuries. If you have more safety-related questions or want to know about our propane services, give us a call at 800-234-9052.