Before a hurricane, it is necessary to make sure that the conditions of the homes are safe, to provide canned food, to have a first aid kit on hand and to acquire containers to store drinking water. Families should have a battery-powered radio to monitor the weather, flashlights, candles and matches, as well as protect personal and property documents, money and personal belongings.
It is important to heed Civil Protection alerts regarding evacuations. As soon as the hurricane makes landfall, it is important to be aware of the trajectory and the effects in the region caused by the passage of the natural phenomenon, through the information issued by Sinaproc and the National Water Commission (Conagua).
The hurricane season in Mexico runs from May to November and there are an average of 25 hurricanes per year, of which four regularly enter Mexican territory.
Preferably, the light switch should be disconnected, gas faucets should be turned off, and gas taps should be turned off and checked for leaks. It is important to remember that if the eye of the hurricane passes over the town in which you are located, there will be calm; however, you should not leave your home or shelter since the winds will gain strength again and blow in the opposite direction.
After the hydrometeorological phenomenon has passed, the return to the devastated area should be made until the authorities so indicate. If there are seriously injured people, they should not move, light wires on the ground should not be touched and care should be taken with fences and buildings that may collapse.