Propane Safety During Hurricane Season

Written on: June 28, 2022

A Guide To Keep You & Your Home Safe in a Storm

hurricane safe home floridaHurricane season has barely started here in South Florida, and yet we’ve already seen record rainfall, flooding, and near-tropical storm-force winds pass through. What’s more? The National Hurricane Center is predicting another busy season in 2022, thanks to the effects of La Nina. While Miami hasn’t had a direct hit since 1992, it’s no reason to be complacent about the weather.

In general, propane is very safe, and in flood-prone areas like Miami, large aboveground and underground propane tanks are required to be placed safely and securely anchored. But in extreme weather situations, it’s important to take additional precautions that will protect your family and property.

Propane Storm Preparation

Here’s what you need to do prior to, during, and after a powerful storm:

Be Safe, Not Sorry When Dealing with Propane

Above all, listen to local authorities and follow directions to evacuate your home or property. Use extreme caution when returning to your property, and if you have any doubts about your safety, leave the area immediately and have your property inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before re-entering.

If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply, contact us to inspect and test your system. Never use or operate appliances, equipment, or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician. At Pico Propane, your safety is our number-one concern. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about keeping safe during and after storms.