Strong upper-level winds are expected to inhibit any significant tropical cyclone development of the disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms currently in the vicinity of the Bahamas and eastern Cuba. It is hurricane season, however, and the tropical storms and hurricanes are sure to eventually develop in the Atlantic basin.
Preparedness is important. If you haven’t developed your hurricane plan, this is still a good time to do so. And if you already have a plan, this is a good time to review it.One of the best ways to prepare, in my opinion, is to check out Local 10’s 2011 Hurricane Survival Guide at http://www.local10.com/hurricane2011/index.html on www.Local10.com. It includes checklists for your Hurricane Family Plan, Hurricane Supply Kit and First Aid Kit, evacuation zone maps for Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Definitions, Pet Plans, links for Emergency Transportation and Shelters, and facts on Flood Safety, Generator Safety and Maintenance, as well as what to do after the storm.
Over the years, I have talked with a lot of people who have experienced hurricanes. One thing that really stands out to me is that people who had a hurricane plan almost always do better than those who did not have a plan.