I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article Hurricanes: Be Prepared to Stay Safe. What can I do to improve? Thanks!
Your article is really good. I don't see any discernible problems with your article. Remember, I'm not very detailed. The last time I criticized an article, I almost attacked a Fellow Hubber. His article was horrible. Since then, it has improved considerably. I'm not an expert in detail.
As a South Florida resident, I've experienced a few hurricanes, including Wilma, Katrina, and Irma, all while in South Florida. Irma was worse than Wilma for me, because we had sustained winds of 60-70 miles per hour, with wind gusts of 90+ mph at times, and Irma was bigger than Wilma. We had Wilma for 17 hours, while we had Irma for more than 30 hours. I'm sure other people will point out the flaws in your article. Well, have a nice day.
EDIT: You know when Hurricane season starts and ends, but the US Disasters started during Harvey, but you already knew that.
Thank you for thanking the time to read the article. It passed and became featured the second time. I just can't seem to get traffic to my articles like I should.
How much damage did you have from the hurricane? I was in Florida for six years and was there for Hurricane Ivan but we left the area, then came back when it was safe, but I do remember getting prepared before we left.
For Katrina, we got a knocked down tree. For Wilma, we got our neighbors's shingles destroyed. For Irma (I moved to a different area of South Florida in 2009, but in the same county), we suffered only light damage. We were prepared. We had hurricane shutters and everything to the nines.
I haven't read your article, but I have to tell you that writing an article about Hurricane preparedness is almost a waste of time because your competition for this information is every government agency and every weather reporting agency in the US. There is tons of info about this topic from highly credible sources and that's where most people will go to find it.
You can write the best article in the world, but it won't do you any good if it won't be seen!
I seriously don't understand why such a good article has not cleared the QAP. Even if it has competition, it still has points worth considering.
Perhaps, if you made this article a little more personal and less generic by talking more about your personal experiences, difficulties you faced, inconvenience that occurred, how u dealt with it, some tricks and measures that kinda surprisingly helped you, etc would breathe more life in your article.
Also, as you have many essential pointers, you can rework Ur title as, let's say, '20 Most Crucial Provisions Helpful During a Hurricane' or a title in those lines will sound more appealing and will demand attention.
It may take a few days till I get to it. Working limits my writing time.
Since hurricanes tend to hit resort communities, I'd like to add a suggestion to your preparations.
Those with pools and pool furniture should toss the furniture into the swimming pool before the hurricane hits. This prevents that light furniture from heading off to Kansas.
Don't forget the inland effects of a hurricane. Recent examples are Hurricanes Irma, Matthew, Ivan, and Katrina.
We were lucky and had two garages so we placed all that furniture inside. I'm not sure the wind wouldn't still carry off the furniture. I do remember getting into a pool filled with branches and roof singles. You couldn't even see what else might have been in there. We got in the pool with our sneakers to clean it out and were lucky there were no tears or holes in the liner of the pool.
I am a failure in meteorology. I erroneously predicted that Jose would impact the US Northeast Coast with major impacts. LOOK WHAT JOSE DIDNT DO!!! BRING MAJOR IMPACTS TO THE US!!! I predicted that Maria would impact the US with devastating impacts. MARIA IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OFFSHORE!!! That's two failed articles right then and there. I'm a failure at hurricane predicting. I'm just a failed meteorologist, all hype. I'll never be successfull at Hubpages.
It all depends on what you consider successful. You have to keep on trying & learning. You are young & have lots to learn but in the end you will be successful.
I am successful. Look who got his 3rd article in a vertical site? My article on a Hypothetical Slow-Moving Category 5 Hurricane Over Florida was moved to a vertical site. I don't know how, or why.
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