Hurricane season is here once again, but it is not very late to get ready and be prepared. Regardless if you live in a place where hurricanes are often a normal and expected to happen, or you have not really experienced it at all, it would be best to always be prepared and get ready in advance.
With all the changes happening on a global scale – industries on the rise, pollution growing each day, abrupt weather disturbances experienced all over the world – all of these only contributes to hurricanes getting stronger and more devastating each time. Hence, it would be prudent to always be prepared and ready for anything.
Without legitimate preparation for the hurricane season up ahead – especially since it is combined with heavy rains and lashing winds, it is possible that a person can lose his home and other property, end up without potable water and enough food, or lose his life.
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For starters, it is good to check the car and ensure that it is in a stable condition with the gas tank full. Additionally, take note that you have enough bills and change available should such a situation arise, smaller bills would come in handy since, after such a tempest, change of bills may be difficult to find. Also, high winds and torrential rains will flood your yard or garden so do not leave anything outside unless they are really meant to be placed there. Bottom line is, anything that is not secured down and should not be found outside in the first place – like toys, pets, plants, garden decors, furniture, and much more – must be brought inside and kept there.
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The fourth reminder is, to have enough potable water for everyone’s consumption. If possible, you can go out after the hurricane had struck and purchase enough water for everyone, or opt to fill any available tubs and containers with clean drinking water. It is also wise to stock up on enough food for such emergencies.
Do remember to tie down and secure appliances and furniture inside and outside the house as these also can bring about further dangers and destruction at your place, in addition to the typhoon due to the quick and strong winds expected to happen. Lastly, do not go outside during and after the storm had subsided; stay indoors for a couple of days and let the turmoil subside. Get updated with the latest weather reports and outside conditions through your radio and television. Take note too that, once everything seems satisfactory and transportation is safe, book for an indoor air quality testing to be done at your house to ensure that there are no hazardous molds and bacteria present as a parting gift from the past storm and rains.
It would also be advisable to report any floors or destruction done to your property for quick repair and maintenance as time would permit.
Ensure that your family are fully aware of the dangers and hazards that they can expect after the incident, manage their expectations educate them as much as you can.