Preparing your Home and Family for Hurricanes and Evacuation

Preparing your Home and Family for Hurricanes and Evacuation

We are sure you have been watching the news and have seen the increased hurricane and storm activity in the Atlantic Ocean. As of 2pm on September 10th there are three named storms churning in the Atlantic.  Florence, Isaac and Helene are now making a beeline towards the eastern coast of the United States. Are you prepared for hurricane force winds, storm surges or a mandatory evacuation?

Hurricanes have been one of the most destructive forces in United States history from the 1900 Galveston disaster which killed between 6,000 and 12,000 people to the more recent Hurricane Katrina which caused over $125,000,000,000.00 worth of damage to the Gulf coast. On both occasions a lot of people were caught off guard and it cost them dearly.

With this hurricane season starting off with a flurry of activity it is important for you to prepare for any problems that may arise when it comes to massive storms such as these. HurricaneSafety.org recommends having a long list of items and information ready to ensure the safety of your family in case of a hurricane striking land near your location. They recommend freshwater, food stores, first aid gear, tools, hard copies of important information, tools, sanitation supplies, clothes and many other items.  

CLICK HERE FOR THEIR LIST

When Hurricane Maria made its way through the Caribbean in 2017 as a category five storm it knocked out power and infrastructure to many of the islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico. Right before this happened and directly afterwards our store were receiving phone call after phone call about wanting to purchase our stocks of Mountain House freeze dried foods, our Goal Zero solar panels and battery packs, our cases of MREs and we sold out extremely fast. It was not just the people from the affected areas, it was also our normal day-to-day customers that came in and cleaned us out.  

It wasn’t until August of 2018 that Puerto Rico’s electrical grid was back up to 100% capacity and coverage. That means that a lot of people were without power for almost 12-months. That means no refrigerators, air conditioners and heaters. The people of Puerto Rico had to rough it for quite some time.

Don’t get caught without your supplies and plan this hurricane season.  Be ready by planning early! We can help you to do this with products and information which can be found at www.TruPrep.com.   You are always welcome to call us, send us an email or come into the store and pick our brains when it comes to stocking up and getting ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for you in 2018-2019.

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