Learn how to prepare for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Are you scared of the hurricane or tropical storm? Do you know what should you prepare for the hurricane or tropical storm before they make landfall?
If you would like to get more tips about a hurricane or tropical storm, please read the article continuously. We will tell you what you can do to reduce the probability of injury. It is very important for you to learn about how to prepare your home and family before the hurricane or tropical storm making landfall and know how to make a reaction after the tropical storm has passed. We think this knowledge can help you to protect your property and keep you and your loved ones safe and secure.
1. When the hurricane will occur?
Hurricane season actually starts on May 15 in the north Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. If you reside along the Eastern Seaboard or the Gulf of Mexico, you know that hurricane season is no joking matter. It ends on November 30. It not only affects people living along the coast but also causes damage hundreds of miles from the shore.
2. What you should do?
— Know the terms, know the hurricane risk
Here are some terms which can help you to identify the hurricane hazard：
● Tropical Storm： A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 mph (34 to 63 knots).
● Hurricane： A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds of 74 mph or greater (64 knots or greater).
● Tropical Storm Watch： A Tropical Storm Watch is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, pose a POSSIBLE threat to a specified coastal area within 48 hours.
● Tropical Storm Warning： A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, are EXPECTED in a specified coastal area within 36 hours or less.
● Hurricane Watch： A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
● Hurricane Warning： A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the Warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the onset of tropical-storm-force winds
For more information, you can enter these links for detail:https://www.weather.gov/mob/tropical_definitions
— Make a Plan before the Hurricane Makes Landfall
● Make plans to secure your property.
● Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power – even consider building an emergency communication plan. Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them near every phone in your house. Program them into your cell phone too. Select a single point of contact for all family members.
● Locate the nearest shelter and different routes you can take to get there from your home.
● Evacuation plan for your pets: pre-identify shelters, a pet-friendly hotel, local animal shelters, or an out-of-town friend or relative where you can take your pets in an evacuation.
— Prepare emergency supplies.
Remember that a hurricane could cut off your power and water supply. You also may not be able to go out to purchase any food or daily necessities because the roads may be flooded or blocked.
You have better prepare the following:
● Non-perishable food
● Bottled water (at least three gallons per day per person)
● Emergency medications
● An emergency power source such as VATID 600W 518wh power station which owns large capacity but is compact
● Cash and credit cards
● Extra clothes and toiletries
● Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports, and personal identification.
— Get your car ready if you need to evacuate
● Be sure to keep your primary vehicle in good working condition and keep the gas tank full. Stock it with emergency supplies and a fresh change of clothes.
● Move cars and trucks into your garage or undercover.
— Get your home ready.
● Cover windows with storm shutters or plywood, which is the best protection for windows.
● You can also board up windows with high-quality marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.
● Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.
● Learn about how to turn off your gas, electricity, and water if you have to evacuate.
● Please remember to trim the trees and shrubs around your home
● Clear the rain gutters and downspouts which are loose and clogged.
● Fully recharge your VATID 600W 518wh portable power station in advance for emergencies.
— Share your hurricane emergency plan with your family
● Please confirm yours emerges what they should do when they plan with your family and you could add the missed thing on this plan.
● Make sure they know a hurricane is coming.
Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, rip currents, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leadin