A Prepper’s Hurricane Survival Guide
This is shaping up to be one of the most active and dangerous/damaging hurricane seasons in recent memory. Harvey flooded Texas and now Irma is aiming at Florida – the whole state.
States of emergency are now in place. Tolls are suspended. And schools are closing. People are urged to evacuate – now. Better safe than sorry.
With or without a super, monster storm like Irma, it’s a good idea to understand what it takes to survive a hurricane. Daisy Luther offers a great Hurricane Survival Guide at the Organic Prepper site. Please look closely at it.
“When a disaster draws near, suddenly, preppers don’t seem quite so crazy anymore. Right now, with Irma heading our way so closely on the heels of Harvey, a lot of people on the Southeast Coast are feverishly preparing for a hurricane.”
As we noted yesterday, they call this panic prepping. The panic, people can (or should) do without. The prepping never hurts. But it is important to do it and have it finished before a storm ever appears on the radar. Read on….
Have a Plan of Action!
You need to either ride the storm out in shelter or, better yet, get out of its way. As Harvey demonstrated, sometimes the worst comes after the winds die down. The water is always more dangerous than the winds. Recovery and rebuilding can take months or years.
Stay aware of the storm and the news.
Get all the supplies you know you’ll need – in advance.
Check your insurance in advance to make sure you’re properly covered.
Do not wait for last minute anything.
Have a detailed evacuation plan with alternatives routes and destinations.
Have all papers sealed and ready to move out.
Inventory your home and belongings.
Secure as much of your house and effects as possible.
Don’t forget about pets.
Supplies to Focus on:
Items for children, the elderly, the infirm, and the animals;
Storage containers for all the other things.
Daisy goes into great detail about these items and more. She even has a shopping list of supplies you can download. Depending on your circumstances, there may be additional things you need. Don’t forget them.
The most important aspect here is having a plan and committing to it. Either stay or flee. But don’t hesitate. Your life really does depend on it in these cases.
*Daisy Luther: Daisy is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting, homeschooling blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, and the pursuit of liberty on her websites, The Organic Prepper and DaisyLuther.com She is the author of 4 books and the co-founder of Preppers University, where she teaches intensive preparedness courses in a live online classroom setting. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Many thanks to Daisy for this great guide. Use it. You still have time. Irma is expected to reach Florida sometime this weekend. Then, it will likely either move up the Eastern coast or through the Southeast. Georgia and the Carolinas should prepare as well.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.