I survived Hurricane Irma, the first one I’ve been through. Here are a few things that I learned from the experience that might help in the future.
How do you prepare for a hurricane? You’ve got an advantage over other forms of disasters – generally, there is a warning several days in advance. Use those to prepare.
You heard on the news that a hurricane is coming. Now what do you do (besides panic)? What supplies do you need? What’s the plan?
Stock a few boxes of trash bags in your survival kit. If the water goes out you’re going to need them. It is a simple and inexpensive supply.
Did you know that if a state of emergency is declared, you might be able to get your prescriptions refilled regardless of when you last filled them?
After disaster strikes, you may be days or even weeks from help. One of the things you need to do to prepare is to maintain a good stockpile of food.
In a disaster situation, drinking water is the most important resource. Without enough clean, drinkable water, you will not survive. There are places to get drinking water even if you haven’t stocked up such as your pipes, ice cubes, etc.
One of the very first steps in planning for survival during disasters is to take a look around you. Literally, go outside and open your eyes.
The more you know about your area, survival and what can happen, the more likely you are to survive a disaster. Get educated!
Believe it or not, keeping your gas tank full is a good way to improve your odds of survival after a disaster strikes. Don’t let it drop below 75% full.