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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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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