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Hurricane Season - How to get prepared ahead of time for such a disaster
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Hurricane season for the Atlantic region begins June 1st and ends around November 30th, as for the Eastern seaboard region it starts May 15th and ends at the same time as that of the Atlantic region at November 30th.
Being prepared for a major hurricane season is the only way for people, both residing in the Atlantic and Eastern regions of the United States, to really be ready for a sort of defensive stance against the potential mass casualty events that tend to occur during a rough destructive storm such as a hurricane. They seem to not want to let up, and have been making touch down on land quite frequently year after year it seems.
Ever since that horrifying back in 2005 people have been more aware, but we still need to inform one another just in case folks get to comfortable or complacent with things. Katrina claimed the lives of approximately 1,886 people, and damages were estimated at 108 million dollars, which was the most expensive loss America has ever suffered due to a single natural disaster. It was said to be the deadliest hurricane ever to have been recorded in US history, and was a category 5 which is the strongest level hurricane on record. Hurricane Katrina
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Things to be aware of
In the event a hurricane is to arise one must have an action plan in place below are some ideas of what to do in the event this moment can and will occur.
Planning to take action:
- Check the status of the hurricanes impact zones and projected land fall.
- If you live in the coastal areas be sure to know if your home is in harms way of storm surge, wind hazards and flooding zones.
- Use the National Weather Service website also known as the NWC or National Weather Center, for the most recent reports and accurate Hurricane updates.
- The NWC also provides pertinent information for learning, resources, and preparedness.
- Contact your local & state government National Weather Service offices, to learn of what to do for your geographic location, in the event an emergency comes up & you need to make effective actions in response.
- Fema has a website that is highly informative as well, and visit them for any and all pertinent info related to any further action plans to take, if things become worse off for you and your loved ones during or after the storms landfall.
- Make sure to have emergency contact numbers in place in the event you lose power, and wireless connectivity to all communications devices during and after the storm.
- Use the FloodSmart website to rate your flood zones & all potential flood risks.
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More useful tips
- If you need to evacuate, be sure to plan ahead the foods, and supplies you'll be needing, because planning late will lead to shortages in many local stores due to mass panic.
- Make sure to have batteries, flash lights, candles, and rain gear.
- Don't panic what ever you do, be calm and think smartly, follow all announcements from national emergency message system broadcasts, on television, from news forecasters, radio, the internet, and anywhere official information is being passed down.
- Keep track of all your belongings, as well as you family members and friends, in the event you end up being displaced during a massive category 4 or 5 hurricane storm. (Hurricanes of such magnitude have the potential to wipe out and entire area with strong winds, storm surges, massive flooding, and even tornadoes that get kicked up by the strong winds.)
- Emergency supplies: Make sure to prepare a disaster supply kit in case things get really bad, such as what occurred in the flood of Hurricane Katrina
Note: People truly were unprepared back then, and so try to learn from the many errors people may have made in the past. Just staying home and doing nothing, by trusting in the fact that some storms may not live up to the true forecast, or projected paths and land fall of any or all emergency warnings, isn't quite good planning at all, so always be prepared for the worst to come.
A great idea is to border up all windows, and doorways in the event of a massive hurricane, and make sure to get out of dodge
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Hurricane Preparedness is a must
Being proactive and fully prepared ahead of time for such natural disasters to happen is truly the only way to prevent from such tragedies to have ever taken place. On the leader boards for the most recent hurricane to have touched down that had similar threatening potential impact to human life and property was last year’s Hurricane Irene weighing in as a category 3, which was the fifth costliest hurricane in US history according to Wikipedia. It swept the entire east coast at whopping high speeds, with gusting winds of up to 120 miles per hour max.
It crushed parts of the Caribbean’s on the Island of the Bahamas, and it hit North Carolina as a category 1 hurricane, then became much weaker, and was reduced down in rating to a tropical storm as it hit Virginia, as well as finishing its angry path with land fall in New York City and Brooklyn.
This Hurricane system was highly unpredictable, and a total of 56 lives were lost, and damages were estimated to cost 19.1 million dollars leaving Irene to be one of the most expensive storms the United States has ever had to face. Luckily evacuations all across the east coast had helped many people who live in the lower coastal areas, to get out of town prior to it making land fall, much of the severe damage to those key areas were due to severe flooding and down trees.
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