St Petersburg, FL. – I live in a very fortunate place. We have been lucky in the last couple of years to not have had to deal with a full-on hurricane. We still have had the effects of several named storms tear through the area without enduring too much damage.
We are, for the most part, very fortunate to be able to live here in St. Petersburg. We don’t endure winter – in any shape or form. This area gets cold now and then and we even have to deal with frost once in awhile but never winter. And in the summer we rarely ever hit temperatures the go beyond the high nineties. I grew up in the Midwest where winter is all too plentiful and summer can be hot and humid and temps can go above 100 degrees and stay there just long enough for people to die because they don’t know how to deal with it.
So living here in St. Nirvana has been a great move for me, but it still has its own mean Mother Nature reality. And if you don’t want to know how to prepare for that eventual reality, stop reading now. But if you do need some advice about the inevitability of hurricane “somebody” coming your way, pay attention. And the issues aren’t that specific to the “hurricane season” as we like to refer to it. A lot of storms, predictable or not cause the same kind of chaos all over the nation and when you’re prepared, you can be better at handling the aftermath.
I’m going to give you a couple of places to check out for a list of things to do to be prepared for a
hurricane or any storm that threatens the loss of your power, water and food. The bottom line is to protect yourself and your home.
The National Hurricane Center has the details on how to prepare for the next one – go to http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml.
Along with the general how to prepare details Ready America also has links to federal and national resources like the Red Cross, FEEMA, NOAA, US EPA and US Department of Health and Human Services – go to http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html.
Hurricane season is officially over November 30th, but the reality is, it isn’t over until it’s over. Be prepared.