Be hurricane ready ... Preparation is key!
June 1st heralds the beginning of Hurricane Season. For the most part, I think that Floridians are prepared, either with nice storm shutters or ugly plywood for their window protection.
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Many of us have those noisy gasoline-powered generators – so
here's a plug for my choice of a clean, silent-running generators powered
by the sun!
Top of the list, though, for being hurricane ready is emergency food and supplies. Get your NOAA radio, medical supplies, batteries, maps ready now – so you won't be rushing around later.
Start buying an extra gallon of water each week when you shop, that way the expense won't be 'all at once' when the hurricane strikes and you'll be hurricane ready!
Food: Get crackin' and get some fresh produce dehydrated now.
Follow our six steps and store it safely so that you'll be prepared with dehydrated food on-hand. Our dehydrated food is vacuum-sealed, so it keeps out any rain water too!
We had our 'wake-up' call in 2004, after I'd been in Florida 24 years without seeing any hurricanes personally - so now we do not take the hurricane season lightly anymore.
Well, we weren't really hurricane ready. It doesn't seem all that long ago that dad and I popped down to Lowe's of Vero Beach, Florida, in his truck, and we were lining up ... along with 30 or so other like-minded people. All of whom had flatbeds in tow, with sheets of plywood standing on edge.
It was a feeling of camaraderie, no-one was panicking, no pushing and shoving to get to the front of the line ... we were all there for the same reason – to protect our homes and families and to be prepared for Hurricane Frances (and Jeanne as it turned out).
Check out our pics of what was left after the twin hurricanes.
Kudos definitely go to Lowe's for being so organized – and this was at 7am in the morning!
Copyright© June, 2011