Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?

Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?

In the northern Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The most dangerous month of the season is September when historically the average of mature hurricanes peaks. If you have lived in Florida long enough, then you know the power that lies within a hurricane. According to NASA, “hurricanes are the most violent storms on earth.” Their winds can range from 74 mph to 157 mph or more! Winds that strong are catastrophic and we never know exactly when such a storm can develop, so we must always be prepared. How to prepare for Hurricane Season: Plan an evacuation route (ahead of time) Search for local shelters and your state’s Department of Transportation or Office of Emergency Management website to find evacuation routes. Sign up for local alerts Stock non-perishables Stock emergency supplies First aid kit/medicine Flashlights, extra batteries Waterproof matches Hygienic supplies Protective gear, blankets Priceless items (jewelry, heirlooms) Collect and safeguard critical...
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The 2019 Hurricane Season Is Coming

The 2019 Hurricane Season Is Coming

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. The start of the 2019 season is still weeks away, and already there is a chance of a tropical cyclone developing in the Atlantic Ocean. The area of rain and showers has been given a low chance of strengthening into a tropical depression while it is close to Florida, but it could strengthen after it moves away from the Sunshine State. As always, the OurSeniors.net Family hopes that all the 2019 storms will miss us, but it is still a good idea to be prepared.  A great place to start is by reviewing our 2018 article, “Seniors and Hurricane  Preparedness,” then checkout some of the home care and maintenance providers in the OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors. By the way, the National Hurricane Center is predicting that this hurricane season will be “close to normal,” with 12 to 14 named storms and five to seven projected to become hurricanes. In fair...
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Hurricane season 2018

Hurricane season 2018

It’s mid-July, and the good news is that football is only six weeks away! The bad news is that the 2018 hurricane season has already begun, with Alberto, Beryl and Chris missing us completely. So far, it’s Central Florida 3 and Hurricanes 0, but those canes will keep trying to hit us. Now is the time to prepare, so here are two important things to do. Read the OurSeniors.net article, “Seniors and Hurricane Preparedness.” Take a good look at your house, its roof and the trees that are nearby. If you need to take care of roof or tree problems, do it now. If you need tree or roof maintenance, check out some of the fine businesses in the OurSeniors.net Approved Vendor Directory. For roof maintenance and repair click on Sun Coast Roofing Services and for tree work, click Tree Work Now. ...
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Seniors and Hurricane Preparedness

Seniors and Hurricane Preparedness

The 2018 Hurricane Season is now at hand. The official season lasts from June to November of each year, but May of 2018 has already seen its first named storm. “Alberto” just dumped a lot of rain on the Gulf coast and Alabama, but we cannot count on always being so lucky. Storm experts are forecasting that 2018 will be less active than last year, but still above average. Forecasters predict 14 named storms, seven of which are projected to become hurricanes and three expected to be “major storms.” Last year’s tragic deaths of 12 seniors in a South Florida assisted living facility (following Hurricane Irma) should remind us all that seniors are especially vulnerable to the effects of these storms. Now is the time to prepare for the 2018 season and here are some preparations you can start now. Your Medicines. It is possible that prescription medication may not be attainable for a long period after a major storm. Have...
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