Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

The first thing I learned as a FL girl was to be prepared for Hurricane season. In order to do that the first thing you need to know is that hurricane season is dated from June 1st to November 30th. Even though tropical storms can develop before and after these dates, these are the dates when warm weather make for good conditions for storms to form. But if your prepare making it through them can be less stressful.

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How to be prepared for a Hurricane

First step to being prepared is staying calm. It can get pretty stressful during a hurricane or storm especially when the power goes out or you have to evacuate so staying calm is key. 

Second be flexible. This is mother nature we are talking about so she can change her mind often. One minute she maybe coming to visit the next she may go visit Auntie Em. She can also go from being a tropical storm to a hurricane is a matter of days. 

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Finally make sure you have a hurricane kit. This kit should be ready at all times. I like to make sure mine is full and complete by mid may. Things that you may have in your kit are the following.

  • At least a 3-day but preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable food such peanut butter
  • Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies if you have an infant
  • Manual can opener
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription and non-prescription medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers
  • Battery-powered radios and flashlights
  • Plenty of batteries
  • Extra cash
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)

Let’s Talk: have you ever been through a hurricane? What things do you have in your kit to be prepared? 

 

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92 Comments

  1. This is great. Hurricanes are unpredictable, it’s important to be prepared. I remember back in 1998 while still living in Honduras, the devastation Hurricane Mitch did to my country. Since then, I made a safety plan, although I live in VA now, you never know how Mother Nature can surprise you.

  2. How scary!! Fortunately we don’t have hurricanes in Phoenix!! But I think this is a great list of things that you must have. Here are my questions: when you’re all boarded up, what do you do in the dark? And what do you do with your animals? And what about your boats? Gee, it’s weather that I don’t understand and I hope you’ll always be safe.

    • I don’t have a boat so not sure what people do. Animals come into the house usually but then again I have cats so they are always in and we tell ghost stories or read by lantern light.

  3. I think this is good advice for everyone, no matter where you live. Everyone has some natural disaster. We don’t get many hurricanes in Maine, but once in a while yes. We do often get huge snow storms and power outages – though hopefully not anytime soon 🙂

  4. Your hurricane kit looks like my tornado kit. We have the same window of opportunity for storms. I have seen tornados but never have been hit by one. The one in Joplin was the worst one in our state.

  5. We live in central NC so we’ve had our share of hurricanes (and ice storms). Once we were on the coast and had to get evacuated when Ophelia came to town and once in college Fran wiped out power for a week in our area. That was a big one considering we are 3 hours from the coast. I know now to be prepared. If I am, then typically we don’t need it but as soon as I’m not prepared we lose power. This is a great list.

  6. These suggestions are great for almost any type of natural disaster. My hubby does one of these emergency kits for an earthquake. I have been through a hurricane and luckily we didn’t suffer any damage, but it sure is scary when you’re at the mercy of mother nature.

  7. I won’t lie, I used to like a mild hurricane. It was fun to have everyone home and sit through the hoopla. Only if it is mild and you are prepared.

  8. It’s definitely important stock up, especially when your home is prone to being severely affected by the storm or the hurricane. I just hope everyone will be safe and that we won’t have to worry about getting affected.

  9. I don’t think I have ever experienced a hurricane, but I did encounter 2 tropical storms while I was backpacking in Vietnam. I remember how hard the wind was blowing and how high the water level was on the streets. It was a bit scary.

  10. We are lucky not to live in an area that gets hurricanes. Flash floods is about the worst that occasionally happens. You are right, being prepared is essential.

  11. You are right, we need to prepare for the hurricane season. I hate to see people dying because of unpreparedness.

  12. I think, no matter what part of the country you live in, it’s so important to be prepared for an emergency situation. It’s astounding to me when I find out that people aren’t even prepared to survive 24 hours without electricity.

  13. hahah this just reminded me of sheldon cooper’s survival kit from the Big Bang Theory.
    Such awesome tips! We’ve never had a hurricane in this part of the world i’m in but will be sure to remember this should it ever happen

  14. Being prepared for a hurricane is crucial! I live in NY, but after losing our home to Hurricane Sandy, we always prepare even if there is a smaller storm coming our way. Your kit check-list is spot on!

  15. All great tips! Growing up in central Florida we always had the threat of hurricanes but since we were in the center of the state rather than the coast they were never too bad. Still, my Mom always prepared.

  16. I totally agree with you especially on staying calm. Panicking will kill you, so it is very important to stay calm.

  17. I live in the western part of New York. I am so lucky to say I have never had to be ready for one UNTIL i recently went to the Dominican Republic for a cruise. Never did I think about hurricanes. These are such great tips because they happen and they happen fast better to be ready for them a head of time.

  18. I live in a hurricane prone area too. These are great tips. I know I should be better prepared but my thought is that I will run with anything over a hurricane 1 and won’t come back until power is back but my friend pointed out that that is because I work remotely so don’t have to come back but anyone else who has an job at a location has to come back so we will need these tools.

  19. Just after my twins were born we were had a hurricane two years in a row. I had two infants and no clue what to do. The first year we packed the BIGGEST rolling duffel with so much stuff. It would have taken two of us to carry it out the door..you know, while carrying two babies. We’ve learned to pair it down a bit. 😉

  20. I have never been through a hurricane before. I can only imagine how tough that would be. I don’t even live in an area with hurricanes. I would certainly have an emergency kit as well!

  21. Living in colorado this isn’t a concern but this year we’re vacationing in Nov in Florida! I’m praying for a good season and no hurricanes! 🙂 It’s so important to be prepared though in case.

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