Hurricane Tips for 2013- A Hurricane's Coming-Now What Do You Do? 12 Tips!

In Virginia it is hurricane preparedness week.  You can buy certain items tax free this week to have on hand during huricame season.  The pretax free shopping ends on May 31st.  



Hurricane Tips 2013- You’re Prepared!  A Hurricane’s Coming..Now What Do You Do?  12 Tips.

 It’s one thing to be prepared in the event of a hurricane, with all of your water stored in the Hurricane Evacuation Routegarage, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit and non-perishable food in a special box. But you turn on the news and a hurricane is on the way.

A Hurricane is Coming...Now What Do You Do?

12 Last Minute Tips!


1.  Start monitoring your local news station, television and radio.

2.  Make sure all of your vehicles’ fuel tanks are FULL!  

3.  Now’s the time to make sure you have any prescription medicines and over the counter medicine or personal items you might need.  And while you’re out, stop at the ATM for cash.

4. Do your laundry!  Don’t laugh but you’ll wish you had if you’re without power for several weeks.

5. If you haven’t already (but I’m sure you have!) make sure your propane grill has fuel.  In one of the hurricanes I was in, our grill made us coffee in the morning, as well as our meals.  

6. Charge your power tools for repairs after the hurricane.

7.  Now’s the time to gather your “To Go” Box , your papers, and the others items on the list you made in your preparations for a hurricane.  

8.Bring in anything that isn’t tied down and could become a missile.  This will include your hanging plants, tools, furniture and pool cleaning equipment.

First Aid Kit9. Make a final trip to your market for some fresh produce and ice.  If there’s a major hurricane, your canned foods are nice but grocery stores will run short of those 2 items.  Don’t forget food for your pets!

10. Gather plastic bags, boxes or anything waterproof for protecting your important papers, electronics, toilet paper, and clothing in the home.  You could lose all or part of your roof or some windows.

11.  Fill your bathtub with water.

12. Make sure you have the contact information of your neighbors, and check on your elderly neighbors.


First Responders and FEMA can take some time to arrive so it is YOUR responsibility to have enough supplies for you and your family for at least 3 days.  


The thing to remember if a hurricane is on it’s way is to not let common sense go out the door.  

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 Kathy Streib 

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Comment balloon 1 commentCindy Jones • May 29 2013 07:45PM


Cindy, Good choice for re-blog. Let's hope the hurricane season is not as active this year. Have good day!
Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 6 years ago

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