Do you know what to do in case of an emergency, a severe weather emergency? Are you prepared? You life and the life of your loved ones may depend on it. Don’t take chances.
HERE COME THE HURRICANES: Are You Ready?
This past year heavy storms, flash-flooding, three tornadoes which seldom hit my State and a hurricane ripped through and left two-thirds of the infrastructure destroyed and we are still rebuilding. Last year’s catastrophes and now winter is behind us; a winter that was too warm for where I live and without enough moisture, very little snow, especially for New England. It was a strange season and I can’t help but wonder what will come with the spring and the severe weather season ahead.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere the severe weather season has arrived and will be at its high point between June and November; severe thunder storms, hurricanes and tornadoes; flash flooding and maybe even earthquakes or wildfires. With all these increases in storms and other natural disasters and the severity of them across the country (around the world for that matter) as well as here where I live, I am concerned about the coming storm season and wonder what is ahead of us. Are we going to get more of the same; less or worse in severity? I expect we will see some. I want to be prepared for whatever may come, prepared as much as I am able. I can’t change or stop the weather but I can do all that is possible to stay as safe as possible. Severe weather season is on its way and now is the time to prepare. Once the storm arrives or is at your door, it is too late. Some storms can happen very quickly and you may not get a lot of warning so it is best to be prepared ahead; just in case.
Every household should have an I. C. E. Kit (In Case of Emergency) for each member of your household including your pets and it should be in something you can grab and carry with you on short notice should you need to evacuate the area.
Here are some suggestions, things I learned from my C.E.R.T. training. I have such a kit and keep it updated and in a large, wheeled luggage tote that I can pull, push or carry and I keep it stored where I can easily get to it. Hopefully I will never have to use it but if I do, I have it and my chances of survival have increased a whole lot.