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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

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With hurricane season already underway, time is running short to make sure that you’re prepared for the season which stretches from June 1 to November 30. The fact that hurricane experts are expecting this season to be much more active than last year is even more of a reason to make sure your family, home and finances are ready:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an active to extremely active season. NOAA estimates that 14-23 named storms, 8-14 hurricanes and 3-7 major hurricanes will occur during the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season… is full of important information, from what you should do before and during a hurricane, to how you should prepare your pets for the storms.

The Red Cross also has provided some essential information that should make you ask yourself, “Am I ready for this potentially deadly and destructive season?”

Do you have a “disaster supply kit”?

Your kit should include “a three-day supply of water and ready-to-eat non-perishable foods. Don’t forget a manual can opener, battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries. Your kit should also have a first aid kit, prescription and non-prescription medications, and copies of important documents.”

Do you have an evacuation plan?

“Prepare a personal disaster and evacuation plan. Identify two meeting places—one near your home, and one outside your area in case you can’t return home. Make plans for your pets. Select an out-of-area emergency contact person.”

Beyond ensuring your safety this hurricane season, it’s also important to make sure you’re financially ready for the stormy season. Click here to read “Five Critical Financial Steps To Prepare For This Year’s Hurricane Season.”


Written by traumalines

June 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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  2. […] a comment » Back in early June we asked our readers, “Are you ready for hurricane season?” Hurricane preparedness is vitally important, even in countries as  technologically savvy […]

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