Preparing for a Hurricane – A Way of Life in South Florida

If you recently moved from outside of a hurricane zone, you are in for some excitement and new lessons from Mother Nature.  Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and storms can approach rapidly, so it pays to inform yourself on what you need to do now to be ready when a storm approaches.  The good thing about a hurricane, compared to other natural occurrences such as earthquakes and tornadoes, is that you did get warning and have time to safeguard yourself, your property, pets, and family.  Believe me, having lived through several, it pays to be prepared!

This year, Hurricane Preparedness Week will be held May 24 through May 30.  NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, conveniently located in South Florida, has a comprehensive hurricane plan.

Even though you may remember the pictures of Louisiana after Katrina, take the time to watch the video below to see the damage a storm is capable of.  Hurricane Wilma came toward the end of the season and still managed to do quite a bit of damage to South Florida

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOgdYCvGvQw[/youtube]

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