Hurricane Safety Tips
With the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy, residential and business propane users in those areas most likely to see the storm's landfall should observe the following safety tips. It’s important for people who may be affected by the storm to prepare their indoor and outdoor propane systems in advance for possible damage.
Ferrellgas urges all propane users to take the following steps:
- If you have to evacuate your home due to the storm, turn off the service valve on your propane container and the shutoff valve on all propane appliances.
- Secure propane equipment, tanks, and cylinders during a severe weather by tying them to stationary objects, or, if time allows it, contact your local Ferrellgas location to ask them to move your tank to higher ground.
- If your propane tank becomes dislodged or you believe there is a gas leak in your home, evacuate your house as soon as possible and contact your local fire department from a safe location. Do not call from the vicinity of the suspected leak.
- Use extreme caution when returning to your home after a tropical storm or hurricane, and contact your local Ferrellgas office to schedule a safety inspection.
If you have any questions about storm preparations or post-storm procedures, Ferrellgas's Employee-Owners in the area stand ready to assist you.