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Prepare for and Survive a Hurricane

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Do you live in a hurricane zone? Are you prepared? Do you know what you need at a minimum? Do you know what to do if caught in one? Are you prepared for the aftermath?

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Prepare for and Survive a Hurricane

  1. 1. Prepare for, Survive, and Live After a Hurricane The Procastinator’s Survival Guide
  2. 2. The National Hurricane Center keeps a map of the likelihood of hurricanes and storms. The link is later in this slideshow. How Likely Is A Hurricane In Your Area?
  3. 3. How Likely Is a Hurricane In Your Area?
  4. 4. If it’s not secured, it can move. Board and tape windows. Plywood is best for windows. For taping windows use alligator tape, not duct or masking tape. Fasten your roof with tie down straps. Turn off gas and/or propane. Secure all outdoor furniture. Put in pool in you have one. Clear debris away that will become projectiles in high wind. Close garage doors. Preparing Your Home
  5. 5. It’s too late to prepare once the hurricane is on you. There will also be a huge run of panicked people buying many of these same items, so order it now so you have it ready. This sounds trite, but after every hurricane, most people list these following items as things they wished they’d had on hand. Not only for the hurricane itself, but as importantly, for living afterwards in the chaos. A checklist is at the end of these items. What To Have Ready BEFORE
  6. 6. Your HomeIf you are caught at home and can’t evacuate: Turn your freezer and refrigerator to their coldest settings. Pack any coolers with as much ice as possible and use this first before opening fridge once power goes out. Fill bathtubs with water. Make sure all vehicles are topped off. Know where the closest shelter for you and pets is. Unplug everything. Do not use tap water after a storm until certain it’s not
  7. 7. Family Locator-GPS Tracker for Android. Emergency Alert System for Apple. Red Cross Hurricane App for Apple Red Cross Hurricane App for Android National Hurricane Center Web Site Apps are essential for warning, for summoning help and giving location, and for finding your family and friends. Also, remember that a text is more likely to get through than a voice call. Click on links below to get apps and check web site.
  8. 8. Have enough for at least three days. Minimum is one gallon per person, per day. Double that for warm climates. 8 average 500ml water bottles is just over one gallon. A case of water (24 bottles) is the minimum three days supply per person. I recommend two cases per person. WATER
  9. 9. You must have a way of quickly filtering water for your family. There are numerous ones available. Here is one I purchased. There is also a slightly more expensive system that doesn’t require pumping and works via gravity. Either one can be a lifesaver for your family after a hurricane. Water
  10. 10. Keep a flashlight within reach of your bed. I recommend battery power for emergencies rather than rechargeable. Below is an inexpensive D-Battery light and a single AAA light I keep in a sheath with my Leatherman Click on image. Flashlight & Spare Batteries
  11. 11. Know what the emergency broadcast stations are. Below is a hand crank radio/flashlight combo I have on hand and in all my grab-n-go bags. Click on image for link. Portable battery/hand crank radio.
  12. 12. There are plenty of prepared ones you can buy. Below is one I have in my house and in my grab-n-go bags. Click on image for link. Make sure you have medications to last a week. Extra glasses, contacts, etc. First Aid Kit
  13. 13. How to turn off the water coming into the house. How to turn off the power. Where the safe spots in the house are. Where the family ERP- emergency rally point— outside the house where all will gather is. Who the single emergency point of contact is for the entire family. Everyone in your household needs to know:
  14. 14. The safest place is a basement. Stay away from windows and doors. The strongest room is often the bathroom or a walk in closet, closest to the center of the house. In a two story house, the strongest wall is the stairwell. If no basement, stay on the first floor. During A Hurricane If Indoors.
  15. 15. Remember that a tidal surge can cause flooding.
  16. 16. Do not light a match. Don’t move too much as you can cause further collapse. Tap on something, preferably a pipe, with something hard, rather than yell as you could inhale toxic dust. If you can see light and have a path, crawl toward it. If you encounter vertical rubble, check to see if it is load bearing before moving anything. During A Hurricane: If trapped.
  17. 17. Print Book Free slideshows on survival, click on image
  18. 18. Information is the most important tool you can arm yourself with. I wrote this book specifically for those who’ve been uncertain about how to proceed. The Procastinator’s Survival Guide
  19. 19. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and labs. Sort of. Free books below available HERE www.bobmayer.com