With keeping the devastation wrought by hurricanes in the past in mind, when I came across this site, I knew I had to share it. I want for all of you who live in hurricane prone areas to have this information at your fingertips.
Here you will learn how you can best prepare yourself for a hurricane. The best thing you can do is plan ahead of time, even before the storm season is upon you. You can find this information under Prepare.
The Prepare section breaks down into the following categories: Start Early, Approaching Storms, Safety Checklists, Evacuation, Returning Home and More Resources. They guide you through each step of the way, from what you need to do beforehand to how to safely return home if you’ve had to evacuate.
Storm Stats is another section here at the site that helps you learn about what the hurricanes do and how they are likely to effect you. It’s broken down into four sections: Hurricanes 101, Wind Damage, Water Damage and Disaster Rankings.
Here you can learn about the specific dangers that wind and water have. From the fact that six inches of moving water can sweep away a person to how tornadoes form from hurricanes, you will get a lot of good information here.
The En Español tab allows you to switch the language of the site from English to Spanish. There is also the Newsroom section, which gives you the option to check out the news articles about hurricanes, as well as, the program associated with the site. For a full listing of who is behind bringing you this site, make sure to check out the About section.
Are you ready to get prepared for the hurricanes that might hit land this year? Now is as good a time as any to start thinking about it. I’ve already got my First Aid kit replenished, so if there happens to be a tornado sometime (we don’t have hurricanes in Ohio), I’ll be ready. You should be too!