Hurricane preparedness restaurant mat, ca. 1958Item 28913 info
Maine Historical Society
During Civil Defense Week, the Maine Civil Defense Agency also promoted hurricane safety.
Created in a cartoon style, the mat encourages checking emergency supplies, keeping the car in shape and full of gas for possible evacuation, keeping only small amounts of frozen food or a ready supply of dry ice, staying away from windows and off the roads during a storm, keeping children and pets indoors, and moving items from the cellar or other potentially wet spots.