In the past couple of posts, we’ve discussed Creating a Disaster Supply Kit and having a Pet Plan. While these are necessary to have, they really won’t mean anything if you do not have a Disaster Plan in place. This is just one more item to help all remain calm during this time.
Since we already have a Disaster Supply Kit and a Pet Plan, we now need to focus on when will implement these whether it is just yourself, maybe a spouse or partner, or even a family. One of the things that needs to be discussed is the types of hazards that you can come across and what you can possibly expect in terms of damage to the structure of your home. Not thinking about this is only deluding yourself. On the other hand I’m also not proposing dwelling on this as well.
One thing you need to do it to determine where the safest part of your home is in case a hurricane should strike. In some instances, your home may not be safe and some other area or location may have to be considered. Additionally, evacuation routes should be considered, but if you are NOT in a mandatory-evacuation area, then do not leave! This can’t be stressed enough. There will be too many people already trying to leave areas that are supposedly more imperiled and more people will just add to the chaos and clogging of the roads.
But you do need to plan on where to meet if other than your home. Also, make sure that you have someone out of the area and preferably out of state to be the key contact person for all of you.
The following are links to Storm Shelters for the counties of Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia. You will note that some shelters are denoted for pets, those with special needs, and whether they be a primary or secondary shelter. Also do not go to a shelter until you are instructed to do so.
Again, let’s hope for a very mild hurricane season! And no matter what you do – be safe!
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