June Is Still a Good Time to Prepare

There are a lot of things to think about these days, and I hope that hurricane preparedness is one of them.  On average, we have one tropical storm every two years somewhere in the Atlantic Basin during the month of June.  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.

Local 10's Hurricane Survival Guide

One of the best ways to prepare, in my opinion, is to check out Local 10’s 2010 Hurricane Survival Guide at www.justnews.com/hurricane2010/index.html on  www.JustNews.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.

All the seasonal hurricane forecasts, that I’m aware of, call for a very active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season.  We can all hope the seasonal forecasters are wrong.  But I like the saying “it is wise to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”

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One thought on “June Is Still a Good Time to Prepare

  1. Don’t forget about involving the children…
    I am the author of Time to Get Ready…A Hurricane is Coming to Our Town! This is the first book in the Time to Get Ready series and will help explain the phenomenon of hurricanes to children ages 4-8 in a “grow and learn” non-threatening way, from a child’s perspective. This book is a paperback and although it was just released last month, it is drawing interest from Meteorologists, Science Museums and teachers. It is dedicated To the children…the most vulnerable people affected by natural disasters. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to hurricane victims through a partnership with charitable organizations such as, Feed The Children.

    I think the book is a must read for children living in coastal regions. Please take a look at my website http://www.time2getready.com and don’t forget about involving the children!

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