June 6, 2013

It's Hurricane Season

Here in Virginia it is officially hurricane season from June 1st to November 30. Since storms seem to causing more damage than they used to (partly due to density in populations and partly due to climate change — yes, I said it!), we need to stay prepared.

Flooding on the South Fork 
The first rule our state is stressing is to have food, water, medications and other essentials on hand to last your family for three to five days. Also, seek shelter, and stay away from flood waters and other hazards.

Even if you don't live in a hurricane-prone area, consider the emergencies that could happen in your area. Tornados, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and long-lasting power outages can happen suddenly.  Keep your emergency supplies up to date and discuss safety plans with your family.

Read: Ready.gov (from FEMA)

6 comments:

  1. a good reminder as this storm season has already kicked our butts and it is only beginning...

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  2. Very nice picture, beautiful scenery, I hope not severely affected by hurricanes!

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  3. Tornadoes sometimes come through where we live. We try to be prepared.

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  4. You don't have to be near the coast to be affected by hurricanes. We had major flooding in western North Carolina caused by rain spawned by a hurricane.

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  5. So important for people to consider, of course....being in a hurricane zone, as well as a floodplain or a tornado zone, are all possible dangers. People just don't think about preparing properly and they should. Good for you for posting this!

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