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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness ... Please Read and Share!


The devestation from Hurricane Harvey has been horrific to say the least and now Hurricane Irma is brewing in the Atlantic. Everyone along the eastern and southern coasts of the U.S. are holding their breath waiting to see which direction it will go, as of right now, no one knows.

Last fall the area where we live was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew and afterwards I wrote several articles and posts on preparing for a hurricane.  I even taught several online disaster preparedness classes as a result of what we experienced, all with the intention and purpose of helping others be better prepared for just such a scenario that many have faced this last week and will face in the upcoming week.

I've listed the links below to the most informative of the posts on how to prepare.  Like I said, at this point  no one knows where Hurricane Irma is going to go ... but take it from someone who has experienced a hurricane firsthand, you need to read this information if you live anywhere close to where one is supposed to hit.  One more thing ... the area where we live was not supposed to have gotten a direct hit, but it did ... you just can not accurately predict where these things will go, so plan accordingly.

Why Prepare?







And here is the link to all the disaster preparedness articles as well as the disaster preparedness class.


Patsi
A Working Pantry
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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12 comments:

  1. You are so right - the path of a hurricane or cyclone cannot be predicated with complete accuracy. So you cannot assume that your area is safe and it is better to be prepared and it not be needed than to be caught without. Water, bread, fuel/gas and electricity - it is hard living without these things and why preps are necessary. Many people forget to keep some cash on hand which can cause problems when machines go down. And of course an area not affected by a storm can still be affected by flooding caused by the storm.

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    1. Sherri, you are 100% right on all accounts!

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  2. The last cyclone we had wreaked a lot of devastation not only to the area up north where it hit but the rain depression that following moved south and cause so much flooding in some areas. Years ago the cyclones didn't move so far south apparently. I have a couple of good friends in the south of the US so I will keep watch on where the new hurricane/cyclone is heading. Stay safe, Patsy.

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    1. Nanna Chel, the flooding afterward is devastating for sure. We are in hurricane preparedness mode in a big way.

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  3. Dear Patsy, the vision we have seen here of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has been heartbreaking. We simply cannot anticipate Mother Nature can we? Being prepared is so important on so many levels. We recently had two family members hospitalised in the same week, and being prepared came in might handy there too. It just alleviates stress on so many levels. You're an inspiration as always. Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. Oh Mimi yes, preparing ahead alleviates stress during what cannot help but be a stressful time. I hope your family members are recovering well. Thank you for your sweet encouragement.

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  4. Hurricanes are never good but this last one was just so bad, almost unbelievable.

    I did sew the wet hair towel wraps but I never answered your question. They are quite simple and I used measurements and advice from some online tutorials I found on Pinterest.

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    1. Yes, Rhonda, Hurricane Harvey was so very bad. Thanks for the info on the wet hair towel wraps, I'll take a look at Pinterest to see what I can find.

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  5. Patsy, after doing your emergency preparedness class, I was motivated to get our pantry more stocked and stocking up on bottled water. I've spent the summer blanching veggies, canning fruit and I bought a pressure canner so I can try canning up meat and veggie quick meals (like soup). I haven't tried it out yet, but plan to this fall, once my seasonal job slows down. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

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    1. Rhonda A, once you have your pantry stocked with meats and soups, you'll wonder why you waited so long to learn how to do it. It truly is a convience that allows you to be prepared for many scenario's. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement!

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  6. Patsy, Thinking about you and all of Florida. Be safe

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    1. Thank you JeThomas! We will better know what impact we will have after Irma makes her turn tomorrow.

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