Why is hurricane preparation so important? In Florida state and federal will issue alerts and then a warning is usually 36 hours before anything happens. It’s true, authorities try to do their best to warn and help the population reach a safe place before all hell breaks loose, but if you and your family are prepared and know what to do you can go and help someone else who is (maybe) in a lot more trouble.
Hurricanes are preceded by panic, disorganization and total craziness and followed by suffering and losses. These are some pretty difficult situations that authorities have to put up with and it’s nice to try and make their job a little easier. And, at the end of the day, who doesn’t want to know that their family is prepared in case of an emergency situation?
Even though the warnings are issued with 48 to 36 hours before the hurricane strikes, the warning was preceded by alerts, the wind is already pretty strong and the rain is falling heavily. There is no sure way of predicting what a hurricane might do. This is why it is very important to be prepared: knowledge is power and you definitely will want your family members to have that power. You shouldn’t let your family become a burden simply because you don’t believe in preparedness!
In order to help with your hurricane preparedness checklist we put together a few dos and don’ts that might prove very useful:
Although this is a rather short list, compared to the seriousness of a hurricane, it covers the basics. We also hope that it’s a wakeup call for people who live in hurricane the most hurricane affected area in the world. Please realize that a hurricane is a very serious situation.
EMERGE INSURANCE AGENCY
Cecil Williams -
Emerge Insurance Agency
5991 Chester Avenue, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32217