Hurricanes have a special place in our heart in Florida. The effects range from a few days off of work and school (in the Florida heat with no electricity… or air conditioning) to complete devastation of a town. When you are younger its a thrill, but when you have a home, children, and yourself to worry about, it becomes much more real. Remember to keep yourself updated to protect yourself and your family.
Here are 5 unique hurricane tips to use this summer!
1. Storing ice from your ice maker in clean bags in a spare freezer throughout the season is a great way to ensure you will be able to keep things cool once the power goes out.
2. Using your camping gear is a great resource for traveling and use in your home if you don’t have electricity.
3. Have a family member or friend from out of the area for each person to call in-case local phone lines are jammed. They will be able to keep a tally on who is okay and where they are to relay the information back to you.
4. Make arrangements for pets and livestock. Pets may not be allowed into emergency shelters for health and space reasons. Contact your local humane society for information on animal shelters.
5. Make dog tags for each member of your family with emergency contact information. Keep them in your hurricane prep areas until evacuation is suggested.