The clock is officially ticking and if you are a South Floridian you know exactly what we are talking about. We are in hurricane season and although it has been calm so far in the tropics (minus of course the daily summer showers), the real threat occurs later in the season.
June 1 – November 30 is hurricane season with September 10 historically being the peak day for hurricane activity along the U.S. It’s time to get hurricane ready!
As many (dare we say most) would agree in South Florida, it may seem too early to begin preparing for a potential hurricane but the reality is that right now is the PERFECT time to start planning and getting organized and the first things to consider is both the calendar and your supplies. What is that old adage that says that when we plan for the worst it never happens, but when we don’t prepare it feels as though all hell breaks lose? You don’t have to worry, we are not jinxing anything by discussing how to get hurricane ready. We are hoping as much as you that nothing takes shape this season but if it does, we want you to be prepared.
Download this hurricane guide, see what you have and what you still need (don’t forget medications and supplies for your children and pets) to get and take into consideration that each household should have enough supplies for each person in the household for 72-hours. Now is the time to discuss with your family or roommates what you will do if there is a hurricane. Will you stay put or go to another location to ride out the storm? Are you in an evacuation zone? If so, you need to know what your plan will be you can make quick decisions if necessary. Flights book fast and roads get extremely congested when evaluations go into effect.
We saw both through Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma last year that hurricane preparedness counts and that storms of that magnitude are very possible and very dangerous, threatening thousands of lives.
Living in the paradise of Fort Lauderdale / South Florida is amazing, but lets not forget to get hurricane ready so that our loved ones and us are safe year round.
photo by: NASA