Preparing Your Car For a Hurricane

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  • Park car in garage or carport.
  • If you have no garage or carport, park your car as close to the house as possible, so that at least one side of car will be protected from flying debris. Place your car where it will be most protected.
  • Two-car families may be able to park one car in a public garage and keep the other at home. Flooding and closed roads may make it impossible for you to retrieve your car immediately after the hurricane. There is usually little glass in parking garages, but if the sides are open, debris and water could damage your car.
  • If you have no electricity after the storm, unplug your electric garage door opener and open the door manually. All electric garage door openers have an emergency disconnect, a small cord hanging from the mechanism at the top of the door.
  • A canvas cover may protect your car's finish from scratches and nicks, but the wind likely will tear it off.

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