SAFETY MEASURES WHILE THE POWER IS OUT
Noting that most hurricane fatalities occur after the storm has passed, Florida Power and Light asked customers to take safety measures as the utility works to bring back power:
Plug appliances directly into a generator, not into the home’s electric system. That can create “backfeed” which is dangerous to repair workers.
Do not use generators inside garages and do not place them near windows or doors.
Beware of puddles. Small pools of water may be near a live wire. Treat downed wires as live wires.
With traffic lights out, try to stay off roads. If driving, treat an intersection the same way you would treat a four way stop.