Our hearts go out to the many people who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. It was a devastating, record-breaking hurricane that poured 11 trillion gallons of water into the Houston area! Now Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, is bearing down on the Caribbean and looks like it’s headed to Florida.
Here are some quick points to help you deal with Harvey and Irma…
EVACUATE WHEN YOU CAN. The one saving grace of hurricanes is that we can see them coming (unlike an earthquake that takes everyone by surprise). The best way to protect yourself from a massive hurricane is to not be there. Evacuate if it is safe to do so.
BE PREPARED BEFORE THE EMERGENCY. Why is bottled water the first thing to fly from grocery store shelves? Because most people aren’t prepared for an emergency. It does not take a lot of money or time to get prepared, but it must be done BEFORE the emergency hits. Prepared people are in a much better position to stay safe, help others, and not be a drain on emergency resources.
PREPARE IN MULTIPLE WAYS. You never know what you’re going to get with an emergency situation. Your best laid plans can go out the window. The best thing you can do is be prepared in multiple ways. Bottled water is very important, but it’s not a complete solution. You also should have a bottle of bleach, a way to boil water, and a way to distill water. The more options you have, the better off you will be.
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