Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Prep

  Growing up on the coast in South Texas, I’ve always had a complicated relationship with hurricane season. On the one hand, the possibility of getting out of school for a few days was thrilling! On the other hand, as a lifelong worry wart, I specifically remember being 8 years old and preparing to evacuate wondering if our house would be there when we got back, where we would stay if it wasn’t, and how I would get to school if the bridge to the island we live on was damaged. Now, as an adult, those worries only grow stronger. Will our insurance cover the damage to our property? How long will that take? Will we be able to get back to our houses? When? Will there be looters and crime? The good thing about hurricanes is we have days, sometimes over a week, to prepare. Even with all that notice, it astonishes me how many people are truly caught off guard when the time comes to evacuate. Pay Attention to the Weather Hurricane season is the same time each year, folks. No need to be surprised. Even if you are an avid news avoider, set your Weather Alerts to let you know about tropical updates from June through November. I’ve personally found that Intellicast is more accurate (less theatrical) than the Weather Channel when it comes to hurricanes. Being mindful of tropical weather insures that you can take advantage of ALL THE NOTICE we have to make sure your…