HURRICANE HELP !!!!!

By granger whitelaw

Good morning to all of my friends in Florida and all of my friends who have family members and friends in Florida. My usual blog this week will be suspended for this public awareness message Not that the Hurricane is not getting plenty of coverage, but just in case you have not heard how to prepare or what the recent forecast is – I am sharing it here.

The Hurricane headed towards the USA is currently over Cuba. It appears to be heading west and then north, which will take the main part of it into the Gulf of Mexico and affect the Florida Keys and the West coast of Florida, before heading toward The Panhandle or further west towards Louisiana.

If you live on the East Coast of Florida (Where we live), be sure to prepare for a lot of Rain and some high winds today through tomorrow.

PREPAREDNESS: Taken from www.ready.gov

BASIC DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT

 Recommended Supplies List (PDF)

Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

First Aid Kit

Supplies for Unique Needs

Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. You can use the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) (PDF – 977Kb) developed by Operation Hope, FEMA and Citizen Corps to help you organize your information.
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or free information from this web site. (See Publications)
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Make sure you have some friends to ‘huddle’ with in case you have any problems and stay in touch with them during and after the Hurricane passes.

Of course, if you are in a ‘direct hit’ area or close by and you have a car or a way to get out – then GET OUT of the area immediately!

And remember, Board up any Windows that are exposed to the storm or debris flying towards your home. Make sure your car is on High Ground and your bikes, lawn furniture and other items that can blow away or get damaged from winds or falling branches – are secure in the garage or tied down.

 

I’ll update any critical news on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/grangerw  and on my twitter http://www.twitter.com/grangerwhitelaw 

Now – Grab a good book or two and make a Hot Fudge Sundae  – and relax.

Granger

 

 

29 thoughts on “HURRICANE HELP !!!!!”

  1. Hurricanes are just one of the things in our world that is so unpredictable and really very scary. Thanks for giving us advice on what to do with this one also giving us information on how to handle and what things to bring when having this kind of calamity. This is really helpful and I hope you keep on doing this one.

  2. This is an educational article and I think this will be helpful in children and all other ages. I like how you share your hints and tips to us about first aid and I think it is so good of you doing this to us. Anyway the hurricane is really has a great impact to the US but I think they will recover soon since I believe in their strength.

  3. This is seriously a serious and sad tragedy and all I can say is I hope everyone will get recover as soon as they can. Hurricane, Storms, Earthquakes etc. are really unpredictable even if we have gadgets or machines now that can detect them it is not really 101% reliable because it is not still perfect yet and we don’t know what to do about it. But I think the best way to make it not very hard is to always be prepared and be ready, I hope it will help.

  4. I believe that the hurricane made a huge impact to USA and to other places that it moved. Any in my country now we are currently experiencing typhoon and I hope we can survive this typhoon because they have been saying that this is a super typhoon and they said it’s signal number 3 now in my specific place.

  5. So you live in East Coast Florida, I’m glad the hurricane have passed already and now I think it’s safe to say that it’s safe already at the place, anyway thanks for your supplies kit and it will be really helpful for people who does not know how to do or how to make a preparation for such calamities. Thanks and I will read it.

  6. I never knew of this “Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant”, this will be such a helpful hint and a kit for such calamities, it’s a cool work of science and a product of chemistry I guess. Thanks for letting us inform of this and shared your knowledge to this one.

  7. It’s alright that you suspended your blog on that week “usual blog this week will be suspended for this public awareness message”, it’s good that you teach others on what to do give hint and tips and what to do before the calamity and what your preparations should be when a calamity comes to your place. I find this article helpful and kind for creating such just like that one.

  8. I so love your tips here and I think it will be really helpful as some of the people around here are saying. I wonder if you are a businessman who have a lot of time that is free since you have time for this and writing and posting and sharing your articles to us. I think this will be just fine as many likes it and many comments to it. Thanks for sharing and keep exploring on the world of articles

  9. I so much like the hints and tips for kits and I think it will be really helpful and useful. I hope there will be no more calamities that will happen in my country, I am not living in the US and I hope it won’t happen to us the one that happen on US and I am talking about the hurricane. I don’t know what are the solutions for it and maybe there is no 100% solution to it and maybe just preventing doing bad things in our nature will count.

  10. Hurricanes not only pack high winds, but can also cause torrential rains that lead to flash flooding and abnormally high waves and storm surge. Known as “the triple threat,” each of these alone can pose a serious threat to life and property. Taken together they are capable of inflicting a large loss of life and widespread destruction.

  11. I don’t really know but our year now are experiencing much of the calamities more than the past years, not just in US but also to some countries in the world and including ASIA. It seems that climate change is really fastly been changing and the world is I think have deffeciencies every year and that is really devastating.

  12. Hurricane nowadays is very alarming and not just hurricane but also floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and other national calamities and destruction. I think it is because of the climate change. Climate change is really a big deal and really cast a great effect in our nature and places. I think we have to really conduct a study on how to adopt it.

  13. Hi! Thanks for the tips and hint on how to survive or what to do before hurricane or any calamity. I like the kits that you have listed for us and this is the tree that really should not be forgotten “Flashlight and extra batteries, First aid kit, Whistle to signal for help”, though all are very important but I just want to put a little mark on this three. Thanks!

  14. First of all, I like your survival kit and I appreciate how you put effort and shared to us the survival kit and I think it is really helpful. I just want to comment on this “The Hurricane headed towards the USA is currently over Cuba. It appears to be heading west and then north, I think it is right but some news are only focused on USA and there are no news on other country that is affected but anyway I am not so sure so please forgive me if I am mistaken.

  15. That hurricane above that you mention has really made a big impact not just to the places that it landed but also to the news. Anyway so much for that, I think there are plenty of things on how to avoid or maybe “avoid” is not the proper word, so maybe on how to prevent on such accident that this type of calamity might give us but you have here a summarize aids for this kind of situation.

  16. I’ve never experienced a hurricane before, so I really have no clue what to expect. Anyway, what are some fun things I can do during the hurricane? The electricity will be out, so I can’t watch TV, etc. I will also be charging my laptop, cellphone, and iPod so that I can use them for a little while during the hurricane. So what are some fun things I can do in the house without using electricity? Here, my parents have gotten us a supply of food and water to last us for however long. What are some other things we would need to prepare for the hurricane? I wanna make like a little preparation kit cause I think that’d be fun to do.

  17. For the sake of those who are not familiar with hurricane, hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day. When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. The heavy waves are called a storm surge. Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places.Just like in our place, we used to call it typhoon than Hurricane.

  18. It’s a great article; you share what you have learned in the internet. So, it’s a big help to those people who are suffering from a hurricane. Two thumbs up for that Granger White Law, you really are the best pal for blogging, and you share some important information about what you have learned. So for that, I salute you!

  19. It is good that there are no more any news about hurricanes and typhoons or super typhoons these days because it is so alarming having such many disasters and calamities all over the globe and also it is added by some news that the world will end soon LOL. I mean it is so hard having a bad thing added with another bad thing, you know what I mean.

  20. The term “tropical” refers both to the geographical origin of these systems, which usually form in tropical regions of the globe, and to their formation in maritime tropical air masses. The term “cyclone” refers to such storms’ cyclonic nature, with counterclockwise wind flow in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise wind flow in the Southern Hemisphere. The opposite direction of the wind flow is a result of the Coriolis force. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane , typhoon , tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone.

  21. I like your helpful kit here, the list is so long but I read them all because they are useful and I know I need to have this knowledge because a first aid is second best next to prevention but of course nothing beats “prevention is better than cure”. I know the thing happened to your place is really terrible and it is really a calamity or a disaster that is not normal. I hope it won’t happen again to other places or other countries because it is so dangerous.

  22. Just like this “It appears to be heading west and then north, which will take the main part of it into the Gulf of Mexico and affect the Florida Keys”, disasters and calamities nowadays are really hard to predict and even some can’t be predicted and I don’t know what is the reason behind that. We have new electronics devices or whatever devices we have now but we there are some calamities that we can’t predict. I hope in the near future one hundred percent of the calamities like typhoons earthquakes tsunami and others will be detected and predicted.

  23. Having this kind of knowledge surely will help not only in disasters and calamities but also to some accidents and some unexpected happenings that might occur. I am trying also to be knowledgeable and also be aware of these kind of things. I appreciate as much others appreciate this helpful article to them because it is unusual to have article like this.

  24. Storms, Earthquakes etc. are really unpredictable even if we have gadgets or machines now that can detect them it is not really 101% reliable because it is not still perfect yet and we don’t know what to do about it. Hurricanes are just one of the things in our world that is so unpredictable and really very scary. I so much like the hints and tips for kits and I think it will be really helpful and useful.

  25. I am very sure these two will surely help “Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
    Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.”
    Thanks for this tips and also this hints. Nowadays there are many disasters and calamities and some are not normal, not normal in the sense that it has not been recorded before, I mean the type and the toughness of the disaster. Anyway I am going now, thanks.

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