Sunday, May 13, 2018
the Friendliest Newspaper in
Maybe, just maybe, they need to be "re-numbered" or something. Let's start on page 3. Then, next week, let's fix page 1. But, let's start with a new divider (just before the music begins). I'll have to go back and fix page 0 and page 1 next week. Nope, let's do them right now. Why wait?
So let's talk about being prepared for a Hurricane. The Wednesday Daily Sun provided a nice "2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide" insert that everyone should have kept. I know I did.
Besides all the advertisements, there were some very good articles:
(1) Experts say this season likely to be slightly above normal.....
A typical year has 12 to 15 named storms, of which 6 to 8 become hurricanes and of those, 1 to 5 could become major hurricanes.
However, this year the Colorado State University is predicting 16 named storms, of which there may be 7 hurricanes, and 3 of those could become major hurricanes.
(The Chronicle goes out on a limb and says that this will be closer to a normal year - all that without the "educated" guess that comes out of CSU.)
There are EASY ways to remain informed during a hurricane.....
Buy a Weather radio and tune into WVLG (our local AM-640 radio)
They go on to list Emergency Contact Numbers.
(2) When getting your home storm-ready, focus on having a plan..... Do you have a plan or are you just so-so on the storm planning?
(3) Prepare to have the following ready for the storm:
Food and Water
1 gallon of water person for 3 to 7 days.
3-day supply of canned food and a manual can opener
Nuts and dried fruit
paper cups, plates and utensils
Two sets of car and house keys
Clothes, socks, shoes, pillows and blankets
Books, board and card games, puzzles and other entertainment
Cell phone with wall and car chargers
Comb / Brush
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlights
Tarp, duct tape, work gloves and a rain poncho
Knife, hammer, pliers and screwdrivers
Medicine and Health
Toiletries, hand sanitizer and paper towels
First-aid kit that includes
2 pairs of sterile gloves
stretch gauze and roll tape
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Glucose monitors and test strips for diabetics
Bleach for purifying water, if necessary (16 drops for every gallon of
Photo identification, prescriptions, insurance and utility bills placed in
a waterproof container
Local and state mapss
Photo of property and valuables
(4) A map "Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart"
(5) A page explaining the names of any 2018 storms:
Alberto Gordon Michael Tony
Beryl Helene Nadine Valerie
Chris Isaac Oscar William
Debby Joyce Patty
Ernesto Kirk Rafael
Florence Leslie Sara
and there you have it; the first 21 storm names of 2018.
And they explained the hurricane catagores:
Category 1: Sustained winds of 74 - 95 mph (some damage)
Category 2: Sustained winds of 96 - 110 mph (extensive damage)
Category 3: Sustained winds of 111-129 mph (devastating damage)
Category 4: Sustained winds of 130-156 mph (catastrophic damage)
Category 5: Sustained winds of 157 mph or higher (catastrophic damage)
(6) A ten question test of your hurricane I.Q.
(7) From gadgets to Apps, these key items can weather any storm:
Led flashlights or lanterns
Mobile device chargers
Family Locator by Life 360
ICE standard ER 911
Zello Walkie Talkie
American Red Cross
Pet First Aid
(8) Emergency Officials take lessons from Irma to make improvement:
(9) Keep Your Furry Family Members Safe:
Make plans for sheltering your pets
Assemble a Pet Emergency Kit
Plan in case you're not home
Ride out the storm at home
(10) When a Storm Hits, Should You Stay or Go? An Evacuation Guide.
(11) Once a Hurricane Has Passed, Some Threats Remain:
(12) General Population Storm Shelters
And there you have it - highlights from the "2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide".
May 13, 2018
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