Hurricane Preparedness Week on May, 2024: did you know va has a tax free week may 25- may 31 for hurricane preparedness?
Hurricane Preparedness Week 2024.
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Do you think the people and the media are exaggerating this Hurricane Irene?
Yes and no... Hurricane Katrina has taught a lot of people that just because you dismiss mother nature doesn't mean she can't periodically turn around and bite you in the bum.
Personally, I think it is better to over prepare than under... A generator wouldn't be a bad idea and the other "Basic Rules" such as keeping 2 weeks worth of medication in your home, a half way decent supply of dry/canned goods, and some bottled water is a good thing to do "Just in case".
Also, IF THEY TELL YOU TO EVACUATE JUST FU*KING DO IT!
The fed's and local officials aren't just trying to inconvieiance you, they're trying to save your life because they know how many people are available to rescue and serve the people...
► Hurricane Evacuations: Why Some Won't Go
Tourists and residents are fleeing the coastal islands of North Carolina as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast of the United States today (Aug. 25). But if history is any guide, some people in the path of the hurricane will refuse to leave their homes and businesses. Why would anyone put themselves on a collision course with a Category 3 storm?
Everyone has their own pros and cons to weigh when making their evacuate-or-not-to-evacuate decisions, said Josh Klapow, a psychologist at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who specializes in disaster preparedness. One major factor, Klapow told Livescience, is how tough evacuation is likely to be.
"They don't go because, frankly, they don't believe that the impact of the event is going to be dangerous enough to warrant leaving the house," Klapow said.
explain in detail what you would do to prepare a hurricane plan for your family and your home?
Forget Candles they are hazardous because of potential gas leaks Use flashlights prefurably the LED type
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
they should have both a cell phone for you to call and a land line for the rest of the family to call this way you will have a open line to call
Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate. most public shelters will not allow pets but they are all required to accept service animals (seeing eye dogs seizure dogs etc.)
Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.
Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.
Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.
Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.
I personaly have a survival kit for each person of my family that contains a 5 day supply of Water, MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) Available at most army surplus stores or online at , Pet food for my pets, Clothing In Dry bags, camp stove, water purification tablets, first aid kit, spare batteries for the cell phone, flashlights and my NOAA weather Radio, Two 8 man tents and other various sundries also because of where you live may vary it is also a good idea to pack a game or two for the kids to keep them from getting board and scared
The following websites are a must see.
they have interactive programs for kids and will tell you how to prepare
It is also highly suggested to have in your hurricane kit your familys prescription medication for at least 2 weeks worth
a NOAA Weather all hazards Radio available from most electronic stores I.E. Radio Shack.
now for the following website that can help you prepare
Hurricane Preparedness Week
here is one link to where to purchas a NOAA weather radio online