hurricane information: Hurricane Last Minute Checklist- Irma 2017 - 09/05/17 01:33 PM
Hurricane Last Minute Checklist- Irma 2017
 
Hurricane Irma looks like she will make her presence known, if not here in South Florida, at least somewhere along our coasts. (I hope she stays far away)
Take a deep breath and use this checklist NOW

Do This Now:
~Fuel in your cars and propane tanks
~Water for the family and pets
~Non-perishable food
~Some fruits, veggies, etc because if we’re hit hard, you’ll want something fresh after a few days.
~Prescriptions-check and if you are running low, get them filled now
~Cash-have it on hand just in case power is out and ATM’s are out
~Bring in anything that could be … (36 comments)

hurricane information: Are You Prepared For the Hurricane Season? - 05/31/17 04:26 PM
Are You Prepared For the Hurricane Season?
 
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today, June 1 and is predicted to be above average according to NOAA, with 11 to 17 named storms. Delray Beach dodged a bullet with Matthew last year but we can’t let our guard down.
 
With hurricanes, unlike earthquakes or tornadoes, we have the advantage of time...time to prepare, time to gather our belongings.
The best thing you can do for you and your family is to take the time NOW to do what you can to prepare yourself for the 2017 hurricane season.  
 
 
Here are 12 things you can do … (28 comments)

hurricane information: 12 Things YOU Can Do Now BEFORE a Hurricane Comes. - 05/30/16 10:38 AM
12 Things YOU Can Do Now BEFORE a Hurricane Comes.
 
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and is expected to be the most active since 2012. There are 14 storms, 8 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes projected.
The last few years have been quiet in South Florida but don’t let complacency set in.  
Now is the time prepare your home and your family.  
 
Here are 12 things you can do now BEFORE a hurricane comes.
 
1.Check your insurance
You need to know what is and is not covered.  Actually, you should make sure you have the kind of coverage you’ll … (25 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Tips-Last Minute Preparations- Palm Beach County - 08/27/15 10:47 AM
Hurricane Tips-Last Minute Preparations- Palm Beach County

For now, Erika is still a Tropical Storm.  Depending upon what happens in the next few days if and when Erika passes over Puerto Rico, Palm Beach County may get our first hurricane in 10 years this Monday.

If you are new to the area or if you are a long-term resident but complacent about hurricanes, there is still time to “get your house in order.”

I learned of an app that various communities offer called  CodeRED Mobile Alert.  You can register with the site and alerts will be sent to you for such emergencies as … (41 comments)

hurricane information: 2015 Hurricane Tips for Palm Beach County-10 Things You Can Do Now-and a Tech Tip! - 06/01/15 10:53 AM
2015 Hurricane Tips for Palm Beach County-
10 Things to Do Now and a Tech Tip!

Even though the 2015 Hurricane Season is projected to be a quiet one,  we all know how important it is to be prepared.  Trying to do this when we are under a hurricane warning will only add to your stress, and leaves you little time to prepare properly.

Most of the items are ones that all of us can do, regardless of where we live. And, be sure go to the Palm Beach County website and download the 2015 Hurricane Survival Guide.

1. Insurance
Check with your carrier … (22 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Season 2014-How to Prepare an Emergency "To Go" Box! - 06/04/14 08:36 PM
Hurricane Season 2014-How to Prepare an Emergency “To Go” Box!

With the 2014 Hurricane Season here, preparation is key.  In a previous post I wrote about 10 important things that we can all do now to prepare for the season.  One of those was to prepare an Emergency “To Go” Box.

You don’t have to live in an area known for hurricanes.  Having a box or backpack that you have ready to go in the event you need to leave your home….. floods, tornadoes, gas leaks, fires, and other emergencies.

How to Prepare an Emergency “To Go” Box…

1. … (22 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Season 2014-10 Tips for Palm Beach County Residents! - 06/01/14 09:18 PM
Hurricane Season 2014-10  Tips for Palm Beach County Residents

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2014 hurricane season, and with that a reminder that it’s time get out the checklist and make sure you’re prepared!

Hurricane Season 2014- Part 1-  What to do NOW!

The more you do now, the less panicked you’ll be should Palm Beach County come under a hurricane warning.
1.  Insurance
Check with your insurance agent and know what is covered.   You cannot wait until a hurricane is on the way to get coverage.  

2.  Start gathering hurricane supplies.
If you’ve ever … (26 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Tips for 2013- A Hurricane's Coming-Now What Do You Do? 12 Tips! - 05/28/13 09:40 PM
Hurricane Tips 2013- You’re Prepared!  A Hurricane’s Coming..Now What Do You Do?  12 Tips.
 It’s one thing to be prepared in the event of a hurricane, with all of your water stored in the garage, flashlights, batteries, first aid kit and non-perishable food in a special box. But you turn on the news and a hurricane is on the way.
A Hurricane is Coming...Now What Do You Do?
12 Last Minute Tips!
 
1.  Start monitoring your local news station, television and radio.
2.  Make sure all of your vehicles’ fuel tanks are FULL!  
3.  Now’s the time … (47 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Season 2013-Tips for Getting Prepared- What to Pack in a "To Go" Box! - 05/23/13 09:34 PM
Hurricane Season 2013-Tips for Getting Prepared-What to Pack in a “To Go Box! (Part 2)
 
In Part 1 in this series I made suggestions about Things You Can Do Now to Be Prepared for the Hurricane Season.   One of those tips is to prepare a “To Go” Box.
 
What is it you want in your “To Go” box?  
You will want to have in it items that you would need if you had to evacuate your home..... if you had to leave for a shelter or to stay with others.  What if you could not return to your … (17 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Season 2013-Tips for Getting Prepared-What You Can Do NOW! - 05/22/13 09:44 PM
 Hurricane Season 2013- Tips for Getting Prepared-What You Can Do NOW!  
 The 2013 Hurricane Season (June 1)  is expected to be an above-average season and for those of us in Palm Beach County that means making sure you’re prepared NOW!
We’ve been very lucky these past yearsbut we can’t take that for granted.  The best thing you can do for you and for you family is to do what you can to be prepared should a hurricane strike here.
 
Be Prepared- Don’t say “I should get ready” Just do it!
 
Here’s what you can do now to … (36 comments)

hurricane information: FL Hurricane Tips-A Hurricane is On The Way! Now What Do You Do? - 06/03/12 08:48 PM
FL Hurricane Tips- A Hurricane is On the Way! Now What Do You Do?In my previous posts I covered things you can do now before a hurricane comes and how to put together a “ready to go” bag.  Hopefully your preparations will stop here but what do you do when a hurricane is on it’s way?Listen to your local news stations.  Since you’ve already stored water and nonperishable food items there’s no need to make a panicked run to the store.
Here’s What You Can Do:
1.  Make sure all of your vehicles have a full tank of gas.  Even … (45 comments)

hurricane information: FL Hurricane Tips-Have A "To Go" Box Even If You Don't Live In Florida - 06/01/12 09:56 PM
Florida Hurricane Tips- Have a “Ready To Go” Box Even If You Don’t Live In Florida June 1st marks the beginning of the Hurricane season and in a previous post I listed 14 Tips you can do now to prepare for Hurricane Season.  One item was to put together a “Ready To Go” Bag so that if you needed to leave your home or area with short notice you would have with you some very necessary items. You don’t have to be in a hurricane prone area to have one of these.  When we first moved near DC I not only … (28 comments)

hurricane information: Florida Hurricane Tips-14 Things to Do Now!!! - 05/31/12 08:55 PM
FL Hurricane Safety Tips- 14 Things to Do Now!  June 1st marks the official beginning of hurricane season and whether you're new to Florida or not, you need to be prepared.  We've already had Beryl, a tropical storm so who knows what this year will bring.  The National Weather Service is calling for a "near normal" season and while that's good news and while technology gets even more sophisticated, there are still areas for improvement, for example pinpointing the intensity of the hurricane when it makes landfall.And for those of us in South Florida, 2012  marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane … (36 comments)

hurricane information: Hurricane Irene- Palm Beach County Information - 08/23/11 02:50 AM
 Hurricane Irene- Palm Beach County Information
There's no need to go into panic mode because it looks like South Florida has dodged another bullet.   Irene is to be far to our east as it passes our coasts.  
And while this may be true, because it is such a large and strong storm we could still experience tropical storm conditions.  
Whatever the outcome, this is a good time to review your hurricane preparedness plans.  Here are some quick tips:
1.  Check your flashlights and batteries.  We don't need a hurricane to lose power, and if there is storm damage, power … (9 comments)

hurricane information: The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here- Are YOU Ready? Part 3 - 06/02/11 11:35 PM
The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here- Are YOU Ready? Part 3
So, if you've followed this series.. What to do Before a Hurricane Comes and What to Pack... What do you do if a Hurricane is headed your way?
                  
Hopefully you've followed this series and have made plans....you have your storm shutters ready, you've been storing bottled water, you have a To Go box packed.  What's next when your area is under a Watch or Warning.
1. Bring in the missiles-lawn furniture, plants, tools, anything that can become the wind's plaything needs to be … (10 comments)

hurricane information: The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here-Are YOU Ready? Part 2 - 06/02/11 12:00 AM
The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here-Are YOU Ready?   Part 2
In Part 1, I covered what you can do NOW to prepare for hurricane season.   Whatever you can do now; whatever you can purchase now will go a long way in removing some of the stress when your area comes under a Hurricane Watch.
What Should You Have Packed?
Since 9/11, many homes have prepared "To Go" boxes.  You don't have to live in a hurricane prone area... there are tornadoes, floods, fires, and other emergency situations where you may have to evacuate your home.  The most important thing is that … (17 comments)

hurricane information: The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here... Are YOU Ready? - 05/31/11 11:12 PM
The 2011 Hurricane Season is Here... Are YOU Ready? (Part 1)
June 1st marks the start of the Hurricane Season and it's never too early to make plans and check your supplies.  NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has said that 2011 may be an "above normal" Atlantic season. 
We in Florida were spared last year but let's not get too complacent. Please don't wait until the Hurricane Watches and Warnings have been issued. 
                        What You Can Do Now:
 
1.  Make sure your trees and bushes have been properly trimmed to ensure that branches and limbs will … (17 comments)

 
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