Hurricanes – Understand the Dangers

Recognize that there are five distinct dangers associated with hurricanes:

1. Storm surge: the rising surge of can lead to severe coastal flooding

2. Marine hazards: dangers to those at sea

3. Tornadoes: more than 50% of hurricanes spawn tornadoes, usually from the right-front quadrant

4. High winds: winds can range from 74 to over 155 mph, turning anything loose into deadly projectiles

5. Inland flooding: associated storms can flood areas hundreds of miles from the coast, accounts for 60% of hurricane-related deaths

Effective preparation requires considering how each of the hazards might affect your family, and then take steps to mitigate their impact.

Preparations might include:

– double check your supplies (food, water, flashlights, weather radio, batteries, etc.)

– consolidate some basic supplies to a safe room in your home

– perform any needed weatherproofing or repairs to home

– secure wind-prone objets (garbage cans, swings sets, toys, etc.)

– stow watercraft

– check out your generator (or battery + inverter)

– have basic repair and clean up materials handy (plastic sheeting, nails, duct tape, hammer, shovel, chainsaw, etc.)

– check first aid kit and supplies

– charge all batteries

– get a little extra cash

– put important documents in a plastic bag, or on a flash drive (checklist of important papers is in the Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family)

– have a plan for your pets

– fill automobile fuel tanks, and any spare gas cans

– monitor broadcasts and be ready to evacuate

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Myspace
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
    Share

    Comments are closed.

    Kickstarter

    Click_for_more_info_14-books_2018HandbookPrepper’s Instruction ManualEMP bookSurvivalist bookThe Survivalist 2The Survivalist 3The Survivalist 4The Survivalist 5The Survivalist 6The Survivalist 7The Survivalist 8The Survivalist 9The Survivalist 10The Survivalist 11

    Audiobooks Click Now

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Play Sample

    Register for Free Book Giveaway

    EMP Bags

    EMP Cloth

    The Survivalist Audiobook

    Share and Enjoy:
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • email
    • Delicious
    • Google Reader
    • LinkedIn
    • Digg
    • Google Bookmarks
    • Myspace
    • Reddit
    • Tumblr
      Share

      Request a copy for your Library

      Your Shopping Cart

      Your cart is empty
      Search
      Buy Now At Best Prices
         Pre-order EMPStorm
         All Three Disaster Prep Books (Save $24)
         All 14 Books (Save $98)
         All 10 Survivalists (Save $64)
         Five Handbooks (Save $45)
         Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness (Save $6)
         Prepper's Instruction Manual (Save $4)
         Preparing for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, Exp. Edition (Save $3)
         The Survivalist 1 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 2 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 3 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 4 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 5 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 6 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 7 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 8 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 9 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 10 (Save $2)
         The Survivalist 11 (Save $2)
      Why buy here?
      • Cheapest price anywhere
      • FREE shipping
      • Direct from the author
      • Money-back guarantee
      • Additional Discounts for bulk orders
      Connect with Me
      facebook email Share

      Book Hippo