We have Tropical Depression # 1 heading toward the Yucatan peninsula.
Having been caught by surprise by Hurricane Katrina (I evacuated a day before the mass evacuations began, but really did believe we would only be gone for 3 - 4 days), I have worked each year since to improve our hurricane preparations.
These plans and preparations also work for tornadoes, earthquakes, ice storms, terrorist attacks, wildfires and other emergencies (with some tweaking for specific circumstances). So, I thought I might share my plans and preparations on the blog in hopes that it might prove helpful to someone.
I will break it up into the following major categories:
- Creating a Family Plan
- Creating a Pet Plan
- Disaster Supply Kit
- Evacuation Destinations
- Securing your Home