Be prepared for 2018 Hurricanes
Most of the time you know a hurricane is coming.
Tracking its progress as it moves through the Atlantic and Caribbean is almost addicting.
But, that doesn't make a hurricane any less devastating.
Nothing anyone can do will change the strength of a storm, but there is plenty to do to get ready for the after-effects.
People know how long a power outage can last in the wake of a hurricane. Keeping this in mind, its to your advantage, to stock up on necessities before a storm hits.
Don’t wait, plan ahead. Once the storm has done it's damage and estimates are given as to how long it will take to restore power, that's when the stores shelves go bare, if they weren't already. You'll want to stock up on: Flashlights & Batteries, Non-perishable food, Candles & Matches, Sanitary water, a 12-volt/Car adapter to charge electronics and a First-Aid Kit.
Other than supplies, it's important to be aware of your surroundings. Do you have an evacuation plan? This
Is an important question to ask yourself before the storm hits. Having a plan in mind and knowing what to expect may help you stay calm and help keep you and your family safe.
Preparing for no Power
People who are fortunate enough to own a generator, or can help you you obtain one, is something to keep in mind. Remember, generators require gas, oil, and power cords to provide electricity for your refrigerator, freezer, lights, and more. Just be sure to never to run a portable generator inside your home, garage, or near open windows or doors. The gas exhaust given off by the generator contains carbon monoxide that can be deadly.