July 23, 2013
According to forecasters, there’s a roughly 50% chance a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) could hit Florida or the East Coast this hurricane season.
Is your Florida family ready for any oncoming storms?
We’ve pulled together some helpful online resources that will help you outlast the storm and keep your family safe.
This resource gives you a simple checklist you can print out and carry with you as you’re preparing for hurricanes. It contains info about:
One of the items not on the list, but we find important nonetheless, is a backup generator that will keep electricity going in your home during a power outage.
Check out the pros and cons of portable vs. standby generators.
While the previous checklist does give some advice on food and water, there’s not much explanation on what kinds of foods you should get or how you should manage your water.
Ready.gov offers great tips on food during disasters including:
It also offer tips on using water during disaster including:
If you need to evacuate, be sure you know of a shelter that’s closest to you ahead of time.
From everyone here at Energy Today, we hope you and your family stay safe this hurricane season. Remember, it’s not a matter of whether the storms will come, it’s a matter of when--so be prepared!