As of June 1, 2017 Hurricane season has started. If you grew up in Florida or another state where hurricanes are prevalent and went through a hurricane, then you know how brutal they can be. If you have never been in a hurricane, you need to know to what to do.
A look back into the 1990’s brought us devastating Hurricane Andrew at a Category 5 to hit south Florida. 2004 brought us Ivan, (September 2004) Charley, Francis and Jeanne. Charley (August 9th – 15th) a strong Category 4 hurricane came in from the west coast of Florida to our neck of the woods, then we were preparing twice more within weeks of each other for Frances (only three weeks after Charley) and Jeanne (Sept 25) to come on in from the east coast and made landfall just 2 miles from where Frances came on land and three weeks after Frances hit.
Charlie’s winds uprooted trees and left debris all over the place with about 7-8 days without electricity after the storm left. After the clean up from Charlie, Francis came through with more clean up to do and just when you thought you had enough, Jeanne roared her ugly head a and peeled back roof tops and created 9 days without electricity. A crazy couple of months, of preparing and cleaning up from one hurricane and another would be on the radar.
The one thing that got people through the storms was the essential preparation for their home and family. With today’s technology we have the gift of knowing well in advanced when a storm is forming in the ocean and what direction it will be headed. When the weather people tell you to keep an eye on the news for updates, pay attention and follow you local news daily.
This time of year you can find updated booklets about how to prepare for a hurricane from your local news weather departments in the grocery stores and other places. Pick one up or go to your local news station online and find out how to get one. There is also a mass amount of articles and tips online that are helpful. Hurricanes are no joke. This is not a storm you want to ignore or not be prepared for.
Click the link below for helpful articles; what to do in case of a flood, how to prepare your children for a hurricane, how to put together a hurricane kit, and very important as well, hurricane insurance coverage..
Enjoy your summer and please be prepared…