Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hurricane Season...

Although Hurricane season starts in June 1st through November 30th, this is the unofficial start of the height of the season.  We are about at the same time of when Katrina went through in 2005. 

With getting ready, I was late going to the mailbox but when I did, my copy of Coastal Living Magazine was there.  I was tired so just flipped one page after the other.  I really enjoyed the issue, and each picture was great...there are articles I want to read but for the meantime, Isaac has my attention.  Which brought me to this:

On page16, they have a list: Be prepared for hurricane season.

  1. Keep essentials  all together so easily accessible.
  2. Stock up on a few cases of bottled water.
  3. Double check your insurance coverage.
  4. Keep the Emergency Radio nearby and batteries charged.
  5. Secure all outdoor furnishings.
  6. Unplug all small appliances and gas tanks.
  7. Turn refrigerator and freezer dials to the coldest setting.
  8. Store important documents and family pictures in water proof containers.
  9. Be sure family members are aware of evacuation routes.
  10. If you are evacuating with a pet, visit

The past several years have been a mild so we tend to get complacent and do nothing to prepare.  I have been guilty, more so this year, until... it became a reality again.

As of this writing it looks like I may be luckier than thought just yesterday but the thing with storms of any kind but especially of this size, you never know until it's over.  I will be on the back side of it and that still brings rain and wind.  Where there is rain and wind, there is a possibility of tornadoes.  The problem with tornadoes is they just pop out of seemly no where.  We had a tornado come through here last year and destroyed homes in its path.  There is nothing you can do to prepare for it.

So to everyone in the path...and in the cone, be prepared and be safe.

This morning facing east

facing north east

 As I am getting ready and cleaning up and putting batteries in everything, it has come to my attention that my hot water heater is not working!  It is always something!

Stay safe.


  1. You're right Pat! It's always something! Hope it's an easy fix.

  2. Thank you! I hope so... I thought it could be easy enough: checked the breakers (fine) and then thought it had a reset but couldn't find one! We'll see what's next! :)


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