Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season Is a Pain

Those of us who live in hurricane zones know the Atlantic Hurricane season is between June 1st and November 30th. The large majority of hurricanes land in the United States in August or September. To Prepare for hurricane season and natural disasters is always a good idea, as the only thing we can control is how we react to a natural disaster.

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Developing a plan and an emergency kit

While people who live in coastal towns may be hurricane season veterans, it is never a bad idea to refresh an emergency plan and kit. For those that don’t know where to start SafeHome.org has developed an emergency prep guide to help you better plan when disaster strikes.

Prepare for Hurricane Season with a packing list

To prepare for hurricane season, I make a packing list on my Alexa app. I have all medicines, vitamins, personal care items, clothes, etc. This way, when my mind is going crazy with worry, I won’t forget anything I have to pack. I’ve had to evacuate 3 times and all 3 times it has been a pain! We stayed for Ida, and it was so bad, I was shaking! I told my husband, never again! Watched our tree fall and prayed it didn’t hit the house, and it didn’t. We lost the roof anyway!

>> Prepare for Hurricane Season with an emergency kit: 

It is always important to have an emergency kit on hand and when a hurricane is looming, making sure I stocked it with: 

  • One gallon of water per person per day (don’t forget about pets!)
  • Enough non-perishable food for three days 
  • Pet supplies 
  • Blankets and sleeping bags 
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Picnic supplies (can opener and cutlery) 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell phones and chargers 
  • Wet Wipes and Hand Sanitizers 
  • Extra cash 
  • Extra clothing 

>> Prepare for Hurricane Season: Create an evacuation plan

Disasters can be hard to plan for, so develop an evacuation plan that covers the basics: who picks the kids up from school, where to meet, what to do if phones don’t work, map evacuation routes, pick multiple meetup locations and who to contact in case your family gets separated. Try to practice when you can! 

When they predict a hurricane to hit, be sure to pay special attention to local government agencies. If they place an order to evacuate, grab your kit and follow a safe route out. 

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