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    Default What to do with my car in hurricane/tropical storm

    I park my car in my driveway where it is completely exposed to the elements in the event of severe weather. This is my first hurricane season living out here so I dont know what people in my circumstance normally do.

    I was thinking that if a storm looks like it was headed this direction I could take it to the airport covered parking area where it would be better protected from debris as well as flooding. Does this sound like a good idea or are there better approaches that people out here use?

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    Everything is so hit and miss during hurricanes that there is a good chance that if you park your car tightly against your house - if you live in a house - then it should be all right.

    But I've seen a few cars wind up with trees through their windshields and crushing their roofs as well as cars upended.

    I personally would like to have my car as close to me as possible after a hurricane.

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    Parking your car indoors is a good idea.

    If you live in Miami Beach, the city allows residents to park their cars in the public parking garages for free.

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    In years past, I parked my car for free at the metrorail parking garage in South Miami. My guess is that you can do the same at other stations.

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    Another tip is fill up your car with gas. This makes it heavier (and less likely to end up in a tree I hope).
    Also, after the storm if there is no electricity you won't be able to fill up at the pumps till it is back on.

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