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Are You Prepared For the Post Hurricane Aftermath?

You’ve put your evacuation kit together and prepared your home for another hurricane season, now what? Here are some additional items that will make the time it takes to restore your life more comfortable.

Power Generator –

A power generator is worth every penny, however they are often the cause of death if not operated and installed correctly. Never operate a generator indoors as the exhaust contains deadly carbon monoxide. Do not backfeed the generator into your home power system (sometimes done through the dryer receptacle). Utility workers have been killed because the power will feed back and energize outside lines. The safest way to operate a generator is to use extension cords, or have a qualified electrician install a power transfer switch.

On that note, be patient with the utility companies (Power, telephone, cable TV etc). They have a huge undertaking after every major storm.

Barbecue Grill –

A Barbecue grill is also a nice option after a storm, but again, like a generator, never use one indoors. Besides carbon monoxide fumes, there is also the potential for a fire. Make sure to add charcoal and lighter fluid to your pre-storm supply list. If you have a gas grill, be sure to have your tank filled.

Hurricanes are certainly no fun. But with proper planning and common sense, we can ride them out and save the most precious possessions we have, our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Some helpful facts:

  • Watch – Severe weather can possibly affect your area in the next 36 hours
  • Warning – Severe weather is expected to affect your area in the next 24 hours
  • Tropical storm – Winds between 39 and 73 miles per hour

Hurricane intensity ratings – Called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

  • Category 1 – Winds between 74 and 95 miles per hour
  • Category 2 – Winds between 96 and 110 miles per hour
  • Category 3 – Winds between 111 and 130 miles per hour
  • Category 4 – Winds between 131 and 155 miles per hour
  • Category 5 – Winds above 155 miles per hour

Source by Tom St. Amand


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