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How to ride out a hurricane - 30 Tips

30 Tips For Riding Out A Hurricane

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Another hurricane season is here, and like some before, it’s predicted to be an active one with quite a number of named storms, some projected to hit the US. For years we’ve heard “Have a kit, have a plan,” but what kind of kit?  Are kits really useful?  And what kind of plan?  What are… Read more »

Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane

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If you are the owner of a business, prepare for a hurricane well beforehand. Gather your equipment and inventory and move them to a more protected location. Lock up your office and have copies of vital office records stored in a safe location outside your office’s premises. Evaluate your insurance coverage and prepare for future… Read more »

Vulnerable to hurricane damage

Top 10 Most Vulnerable Areas to Hurricanes

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According to Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of the International Hurricane Research Center, the top 10 most vulnerable areas to hurricanes are: New Orleans, Louisiana Lake Okeechobee, Florida Florida Keys Coastal Mississippi Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Galveston/Houston, Texas Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Eastern Long Island, New York Wilmington, North Carolina Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida While New Orleans… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Hurricane and a Typhoon?

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According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, a “hurricane” and a “typhoon” are simply different names for a “tropical cyclone.” As a general rule, these cyclones are given the name “hurricane” in the Western hemisphere (the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of… Read more »

Essential foods for a hurricane

10 Essential Foods / Hurricane Grocery List

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What should you store and what should you erase off your grocery list in preparation for a hurricane? We have some suggestions for what not to stock up on, as well as ten foods that will serve you well during and after a storm.  … First, let’s look at the list of items you should not be buying. Do… Read more »