The first thing I learned when I moved to Florida was to be prepared for Hurricane season.
In order to do that the first thing you need to know is that hurricane season is dated from June 1st to November 30th. Even though tropical storms can develop before and after these dates, these are the dates when warm weather make for good conditions for storms to form. But if your prepared making it through them can be less stressful.
How to be prepared for a Hurricane Season
First step to being prepared is staying calm. It can get pretty stressful during a hurricane or storm especially when the power goes out or you have to evacuate so staying calm is key.
Second be flexible. This is mother nature we are talking about so she can change her mind often. One minute she maybe coming to visit the next she may go visit Auntie Em. She can also go from being a tropical storm to a hurricane is a matter of days.
Finally make sure you have a hurricane kit. This kit should be ready at all times. I like to make sure mine is full and complete by mid may. Things that you may have in your kit are the following.
- At least a 3-day but preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
- Non-perishable food such peanut butter
- Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies if you have an infant
- Manual can opener
- First aid kit
- Prescription and non-prescription medicines
- Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers
- Battery-powered radios and flashlights
- Plenty of batteries
- Extra cash
- Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)
Have you ever been through a hurricane? What things do you have in your kit to be prepared?