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.
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.”