Are You Ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season?

Officially, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and will end on November 30th. Last year, the hurricane season was a bust, which was good. According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, this year will be either “near-normal or below-normal” What does that mean? And how can you prepare to safeguard your family? Click continue reading for more information.

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NOAA states in a given season there are 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. They predicts the 2014 season will produce those figures or slightly less. With that being said, predictions are just that – predictions. Every hurricane season needs to be taken serious. Preparation may save your life. Start preparing now before a storm is brewing in the Atlantic.

Here are some tips to help your family stay safe when a hurricane is churning in the warm Atlantic waters:

In your car you may need the following in case you need to flee your home or if you are caught off-guard in your car during a hurricane:

  • non-perishable foods such as energy bars, cereal bars, dried fruit, and meat in a sealed container
  •  batteries you need on hand
  • a radio ( battery or hand-crank)
  • a car charger
  • first-aid kit
  • full tank of gas
  • cash
  • fuel container
  • blanket
  • water (at least one gallon for each family member)
  • lighter
  • tools (screwdriver, small axe, etc.)
  • flashlights

Always stay tuned to the news for the latest weather reports and also visit www.ready.gov for more information about preparing for dangerous weather conditions.

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