Storm season is upon us and with the chance of major hurricanes and severe weather greater during this period than at any other time of the year, it’s more important to be ready now than ever.
Here at Survivalist Prep we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to plan and prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes.
With the incidence and severity of hurricanes and major tropical storms increasing each year, it pays to be prepared today for an increasingly uncertain tomorrow.
From kitting out your home and building an emergency supply stockpile ahead of time, through to knowing how to react and adapt if a major storm strikes suddenly, we’ve produced a definitive series of hurricane and storm survival and preparedness guides which have been designed to help you batten down the hatches and ride out the worst of it or get out of harm’s way as quickly and safely as possible in the event of a major cyclone making landfall where you live.
Whether you’re given pre-advanced warning of an approaching hurricane, or severe weather strikes out of the blue, making sure that you and your family are fully equipped and prepared for the worst will ensure that if adversity comes, you won’t be caught off guard.
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Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparedness – Top Tips For Minimizing Pre (and Post) Storm Disruption
When tropical storm systems form, it can be just a matter of days before they reach land and begin to bring severe weather effects to bear in the areas where they make landfall.
The good news is there are lot of things that can be done ahead of time to ensure that if the worst weather scenario does come to pass, the adverse effect on you and yours will be minimal.
There are a ton of things you can do right now to make you storm-proof and increase the resilience of your home and family.
Here’s how to get started:
Prepare your bag – Build a bug out bag for every eventuality
Assembling a selection of the essentials of survival is key to safely evacuating an area for any prolonged period of time and a bug out bag with enough gear for 72 hours will make sure that if you need to leave home, you’ll have everything you need to get where you’re going with minimal disruption. Getting the key supplies together ahead of time can be as simple as picking up a versatile backpack or bag and starting to gather a selection of supplies over time, but as with all things emergency preparedness, the earlier you start, the more prepared you’ll be if disaster strikes.
Prepare your home – Build a home preparedness stockpile
Depending on your situation, the best course of action may be to hunker down at home until the storm has safely passed and it’s clear to venture outdoors again. If you’re planning to ride out the worst of it from home, ensuring that you’re fully stocked up with supplies such as hydration and nutrition essentials is absolutely crucial in the event that logistics chains break down. If a major tropical storm strikes, you may be without power, infrastructure, and food for a prolonged period of time so if you’re bugging in, make sure you’re emergency supplies are sufficient for your needs.
Prepare your vehicle – Assemble a bug out vehicle
With enough advanced notice of an impending hurricane approaching securing your home and then evacuating by vehicle will allow you to put as much distance as possible between you and the storm before everybody else has the same idea. Preparing your vehicle for this scenario is incredibly simple and can be both time and cost effective if you know how to start, meaning you’ll be ready to roll at the drop of a hat should the weather start to turn.
Prepare your plan – When crisis strikes, respond, don’t react
Knowing what to do, when to do it, and what to expect in an emergency situation or disaster is crucial to ensuring that you and your family are able to react quickly and keep a level head if things begin to get serious. Make sure that you have an emergency plan in place for any number of eventualities (including a hurricane or tropical storm) as well as ensuring everyone in your household is on the same page.
The Last Word
With all of our guides, we reference as many expert sources, real world user opinions, and verified reviews as possible so we’re able to provide the most relevant and educational information on putting together a comprehensive guide to preparing for hurricanes and tropical storm events.
Planning for a hurricane, cyclone, or major tropical storm is ultimately a highly personal activity with individual needs and preferences sometimes varying considerably between people, locations, and situations.
With these considerations in mind, this guide looks to provide advice on our own opinions of the best hurricane preparedness advice, however, it’s always important to carry out your own due diligence to find the best solution for you when putting together a hurricane preparedness solution that’s perfect for your situation.